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Radio Free Europe, 1/3/2011
Europe, U.S. recovering, says Meltzer
The economy is moving forward in the Europe and, albeit more slowly, in the United States, says Allan Meltzer, The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy. Meltzer says the overhang of unsold houses on the U.S. market is dampening the employment rebound. URL for this transcript: http://www.rferl.org/content/economic_predictions_2011/2264597.html

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/10/2011
Woolley’s research explores collective intelligence
Though American culture romanticizes lone heroes, today’s society benefits most from collective intelligence, according to Anita Williams Woolley, assistant professor of organizational behavior and theory. Woolley says the “smartest” groups pay attention to each other, take turns, and have more women. URL for this article: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11010/1116833-115.stm

Reuters, 1/11/2011
Meltzer: Fed’s biggest risk is losses on its portfolio
The biggest risk faced by the Federal Reserve is losses on its portfolio on long-term debt if inflation rises, according to Allan Meltzer, The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy. The Fed’s purchases of Treasury debt and mortgage-backed securities have effectively turned the central bank into an undiversified, mammoth investor. URL for this article: http://www.itbusinessnet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=1309895

WTAE-TV, 1/11/2011
Lave: Gas prices ‘certainly’ going to rise
Gasoline prices are certainly going to get higher, says Lester Lave, Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Economics and University Professor; director, Carnegie Mellon Green Design Initiative; co-director, Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. Lave says he’s presenting a study of diesel Dodge vehicles that cost more than gasoline trucks, but their owners recouped the money because of the higher price of gas. URL for this item: http://www.wtae.com/money/26454852/detail.html

CNN Money, 1/12/2011
Study: Drivers’ preferences for more technology can run counter to safety
Car shoppers under the age of 31 want more “cockpit technology,” including Bluetooth phone interfaces, attachments for MP3 players and voice-to-text capabilities, according to a study coauthored by researchers from the Tepper School. But the study notes that car companies will have to walk a fine line to manage the intrinsic conflict between these preferences and driver safety. URL for this article: http://money.cnn.com/2011/01/12/autos/deloitte_gen_y_survey/

Bloomberg, 1/14/2011
Goodfriend: ‘Measured’ statement was a major mistake
A 2005 decision by the Federal Reserve to communicate that future rate increases would be “measured” was a major mistake that helped fuel the housing boom, says Marvin Goodfriend, professor of economics; chairman, The Gailliot Center for Public Policy. Goodfriend says the move gave markets a sense that the Fed was making a mechanical adjustment to normality, and the market was overconfident. URL for this article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-14/fed-saw-housing-bubble-in-2005-failed-to-alter-policy-of-rate-increases.html

The Daily Caller, 1/18/2011
Meltzer: Jobs grow in low-tax environments
Jobs and industry go to low-tax environments, says Allan Meltzer, The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy. Meltzer says this rule explains why the South boomed while the North declined, and why Texas is growing but California and New York are shrinking. URL for this article: http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/18/state-government-choices-lay-out-two-potential-paths-forward-for-federal-deficit-reduction/

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 1/20/2011
Goodfriend: China growing through mercantilism
China keeps consumers poor so it can grow through mercantilism, says Marvin Goodfriend, professor of economics; chairman, The Gailliot Center for Public Policy. He says the country is reducing the purchasing power of consumers’ lifetime savings held in the bank. URL for this article: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-01-20/china-can-just-say-no-to-one-american-export-caroline-baum.html

New Scientist, 1/20/2011
Apt: Green lasers a nuisance that people should know about
The chances of a green laser affecting an airplane at cruise altitude are slim, but grow stronger when a plane is in takeoff or approach, says Jay Apt, professor of technology and executive director of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. Apt says people should “absolutely” be aware of the nuisance, however. URL for this article: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/01/laser-attacks-on-planes-double.html

Power-GenWorldwide.com, 1/23/2011
Apt: More coal needed to reduce CO2 emissions at coal-fired power plants
Ironically, it will take more coal to cut carbon-dioxide emissions at coal-fired power plants. That’s according to Jay Apt, professor of technology; executive director, the Electricity Industry Center. URL for this article: http://www.powergenworldwide.com/index/display/wire-news-display/1344840640.html

Bloomberg, 1/23/2011
Goodfriend: Optimism about economy may bring higher interest rates
During the financial crisis, when people were pessimistic about the future, it was appropriate for the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates low, says Marvin Goodfriend, professor of economics; chairman, The Gailliot Center for Public Policy. Now that people are more confident, a higher interest rate eventually may be justified, he says. URL for this article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-24/fed-signal-on-credit-seen-raising-treasury-yields-60-basis-points-in-2011.html

CBS MoneyWatch, 1/24/2011
Obama gets a C-, says Meltzer
President Obama gets a grade of C- for his economic performance so far, says Allan Meltzer, The Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy. Meltzer says he thinks the White House rhetoric has improved significantly, but he wants to see Obama demonstrate that relaxing regulations is a serious issue for him, and not just something he says to win votes for re-election. URL for this article: http://moneywatch.bnet.com/economic-news/article/state-of-the-union-obamas-economic-report-card/6188766/

Bloomberg, 1/25/2011
Underperforming employees improve with perks, Rousseau finds
Giving perks to underperforming employees helps them improve, according to research by Denise Rousseau, Heinz University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy, H. J. Heinz III College, and joint appointment at Tepper School of Business. Rousseau says these perks tend not to be about money, but rather things like being able to leave work early for a family event or sitting in a better location. URL for this article: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11025/1120407-28.stm

Examiner.com, 1/28/2011
Study: Diesel outperforms gasoline engines on value
A Tepper School study released at the Washington Auto Show reveals that diesel vehicles yield superior value compared to gasoline engines. The study, which was presented by Lester Lave, Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Economics and University Professor; director, Carnegie Mellon Green Design Initiative; co-director, Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center, shows that diesel engines have lower operating costs and higher resale value. URL for this article: http://www.examiner.com/rving-in-national/carnegie-mellon-study-finds-that-diesel-engine-still-trumps-gas

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