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LSU’s National Diversity Case Competition Team Places Runner-Up

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A team from LSU’s Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Business Student Success placed runner-up at the 2019 National Diversity Case Competition (NDCC) at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. The competition is held annually the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr. Day and brings together some of the best and most diverse talent in undergraduate education from across the country. This was the eighth year for the event, which took place Jan. 18-19. Nearly 170 business students from 42 teams competed – up from 35 teams last year.

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LSU Recognizes 1,950 Graduates at December Commencement, LSU’s Largest Fall Graduating Class Ever

BATON ROUGE – LSU recognized 1,950 graduates at the university’s 297th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 14.

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Student Leader Profile: David Lehman

BATON ROUGE – David Lehman, president of the Public Administration Institute Student Association (PAISA), talks to us about the organization, opportunities for students, and his favorite LSU tradition.

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LSU Flores MBA Program Offers One-Year MBA to Undergraduate Business Majors

BATON ROUGE - The LSU Flores MBA Program has launched a one-year MBA track that’s geared toward students who hold an undergraduate business degree from an accredited institution. Beginning in June, this new one-year MBA format will allow students to complete the MBA degree in just 11 months.

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2019 LSU100 Nominations Open

BATON ROUGE – LSU Executive Education announces the opening of nominations for the 2019 LSU100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses on February 1, 2019.

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Hall of Distinction 2019 Inductees Announced

BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business has announced the members of its 2019 Hall of Distinction Class – Marcela Donadio, Robert Schneckenburger and Jeff Zehnder. This year’s class will be inducted at the Hall of Distinction Banquet, which the college will host at the Business Education Complex on Friday, March 22.

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Three Business Students Awarded University Medals

BATON ROUGE – Three business students were recognized as university medalists at the Fall 2018 commencement ceremony on December 14, 2018.

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LSU to host Advances in Econometrics Conference

BATON ROUGE – On Oct. 26-28, the Louisiana State University Department of Economics will host the Advances in Econometrics Conference at the Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic to Headline LSU Energy Summit™ Oct. 24

BATON ROUGE - Dr. Raphael W. Bostic, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will be the featured guest speaker at the LSU Center for Energy Studies’ annual fall conference, Energy Summit™. The conference will take place Wednesday, October 24, in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium of the LSU Energy, Coast & Environment Building.

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E. J. Ourso College of Business to Hold Graduate Program Fair

E. J. Ourso College of Business to Hold Graduate Program Fair BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College is hosting a Business Graduate Program Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the LSU Business Education Complex, 501 South Quad Drive.

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LSU Department of Economics Releases Louisiana Economic Outlook

BATON ROUGE – LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Professor Emeritus of Economics Loren Scott unveiled the 2019-2020 Louisiana Economic Outlook (LEO) at The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report’s annual Top 100 Luncheon.

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E. J. Ourso College Climbs Slightly in Latest U.S. News Rankings

BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College ranked 108th overall in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings released earlier this month. This year’s ranking places the college in the top quarter of all business schools and is a slight increase from the college’s 109th ranking in 2017.

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Student Leader Profile: Michelle Sprawls

BATON ROUGE - We sat down with Economics and International Trade & Finance Club president Michelle Sprawls to learn what her group has to offer and why students shouldn't be afraid to get out there.

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Beland’s Study Quoted in Wall Street Journal

BATON ROUGE – A recent Wall Street Journal article, “France Takes On Cellphone Addiction With a Ban in Schools” quotes Louis-Philippe Beland, an assistant professor in the LSU Department of Economics, and mentions his study on the impact of banning mobile phone use in schools.

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New Report Shows Medicaid Expansion Cuts Uninsured Rate in Half

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards praised a report showing that the number of residents who are uninsured has fallen to half of what it was in 2015 and more Louisianans are getting better access to care since Louisiana expanded Medicaid, according to the 2017 Louisiana Health Insurance Survey.

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Announces Multi-Agency Campaign to Improve Coastal Resilience

BATON ROUGE – Citing the critical danger posed by storm surge and resulting flooding, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced the Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign, a partnership of state agencies to use “Story Maps” to promote awareness of Louisiana’s Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016 Symposium

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Geological Survey and the Baton Rouge Geological Society will present a symposium at LSU on Monday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. about the 2016 Baton Rouge flood.

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International Graduate Student Workshop Features LSU Economics Professor

BATON ROUGE – The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture (ASREC) selected Naci Mocan, a professor in the LSU Department of Economics, as a keynote speaker for the organization’s European graduate student workshop held at the University of Luxembourg.

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LSU Coastal Experts to Present Latest Findings at Biennial State of the Coast Conference

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s coast is an economic and cultural resource. Yet, sea level rise and subsidence continue to threaten it. The challenges of coastal land loss, cultural preservation and resilience amidst a dynamic environment are some of the topics the nearly 1,000 experts will present and discuss at the biennial State of the Coast conference on May 30-June 1.

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LSU Announces Dean’s List, President’s Honor Roll

BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the spring 2018 semester.

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E. J. Ourso College Recognizes Students at Scholarship Awards Reception

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business recently recognized student achievement at its 2018 Spring Scholarship Reception. Held in the Rotunda of the Business Education Complex, the event brought together scholarship recipients and donors.

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Department of Economics Selects New Chair

BATON ROUGE – Professor Faik Koray has been selected as the next chair of the LSU Department of Economics. Koray will take on the position in August when Professor Robert Newman steps down after 15 years of service as department chair.

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LSU Business Students Claim Undergraduate Research Awards

BATON ROUGE – LSU Discover has recognized two undergraduate students in the E. J. Ourso College of Business for their research.

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LSU Team to Present at SAS Global Forum

BATON ROUGE – A team of LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business students is one of eight student groups selected to present to data professionals during the 2018 SAS Global Forum to be held April 8-11 in Denver.

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New Study Estimates LSU’s Economic Impact on Louisiana at $5.1 Billion and 41,006 Jobs

BATON ROUGE – A study by the Economics & Policy Research Group at the E. J. Ourso College of Business has determined that LSU’s economic impact on Louisiana totals $5.1 billion.

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Loren Scott to offer a Primer on the Oil and Gas Sector

BATON ROUGE – LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business students are invited to learn about the oil and gas industry from Loren Scott, professor emeritus and Louisiana Economic Outlook author. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 from 3 – 5 p.m. in room 2520 located in the Business Education Complex on the LSU campus.

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Business Students Named to Dean's List, President's Honor Roll

BATON ROUGE – LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2017 semester.

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Seven Business Students Earn University Medals

BATON ROUGE - LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business graduates Mary Alice Booker of Shreveport, La.; Mallory Guillot of Covington, La.; Mary Peartree of Cypress, Texas; Ashley Pou of New Orleans; Cullen Richardson of Lake Charles, La.; Connor Usie of Zachary, La.; and Marissa Wehrer of Kenner, La. were each recognized as University Medalists during the Fall 2017 Diploma Ceremony.

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Economics Professors’ Paper Accepted by Canadian Journal

BATON ROUGE – “Politics and Entrepreneurship in the U.S.,” a paper co-authored by LSU Department of Economics faculty members Louis-Philippe Beland and Bulent Unel was accepted for publication by the Canadian Journal of Economics.

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Hall of Distinction 2017 Inductees Announced

BATON ROUGE – The LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business has announced the members of its 2017 Hall of Distinction Class – Sarah Borders, Jim Parr and David B. Songy. This year’s class will be inducted at the Hall of Distinction Banquet, which the college will host at the Business Education Complex on Friday, March 31.

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LSU Econ Professor Mocan Named to Civil Rights Commission Committee

BATON ROUGE – LSU Department of Economics Professor H. Naci Mocan has been appointed to the Louisiana Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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LSU Finishes Third for Second Straight Year at National Diversity Case Competition

BATON ROUGE – On its second visit to the National Diversity Case Competition, the E. J. Ourso College of Business Diversity Diplomats team finished third among 35 schools, repeating their showing at last year’s event.

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Students Attend 2017 NAPE Summit

BATON ROUGE - LSU students Lee McCalman, petroleum engineering major, Kyle McKenzie, petroleum engineering major, Carmen Calderon, international trade & finance and french major, Matt Felger, finance major, and Justin Martin, general business major, represented the E. J. Ourso College of Business at the 2017 NAPE Summit in Houston.

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Goodson Others Honored at LSU PAISA Day Event

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Public Administration Institute recently celebrated Barbara Goodson as its 2017 Master of Public Administration Alumnus of the Year during this year’s Public Administration Institute Student Association (PAISA) Day event.

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The Economic Impact of the NBA All-Star 2017 Weekend on the Louisiana Economy

BATON ROUGE – The 2017 NBA All-Star Game brought an estimated $44.9 million in spending to the state of Louisiana, according to a new study released today by the LSU Economics & Policy Research Group, or EPRG, at the E. J. Ourso College of Business. The study, “The Economic Impact of the NBA All-Star 2017 Weekend on the Louisiana Economy,” assesses the economic impact of the event, which was held in New Orleans in mid-February 2017. The study was commissioned by Louisiana Economic Development, or LED, and conducted with support from the National Basketball Association and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation.

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LSU Joins University Energy Research Coalition

BATON ROUGE - LSU is one of seven universities to join the University Coalition for Basic Applied Fossil Energy Research and Development, or UCFER, in 2017.

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Gulf Coast Energy Outlook Forecasts Jobs and Industry Trends

BATON ROUGE – LSU researchers have released their first report that will track Gulf Coast economic markets, forecast future jobs and chart the direction of oil and gas energy in the region.

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Andrew Chenevert Awarded F. Malcolm Hood Scholarship

The Center for Energy Studies has awarded scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year to four students majoring in energy-related fields, including one student in the E. J. Ourso College of Business.

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Haguette’s Hard Work Pays Off in Full Tuition Scholarship to New York University

BATON ROUGE – Erika Haguette, a December 2016 graduate in international trade and finance with an empirical economic analysis concentration, will start her Master of Science in Economics this fall at New York University on a full tuition scholarship.

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Petit Awarded LSU Distinguished Communicator Award

BATON ROUGE – Jacques Petit of Luling, La., represented the E. J. Ourso College of Business among the 50 graduates who were awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award during LSU’s 292nd commencement exercises.

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LSU Department of Economics to Host Largest Macroeconomics Conference in North America

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Department of Economics will host the Spring 2017 Midwest Macroeconomics Conference May 19-21 at the E. J. Ourso College of Business Education Complex. This is the largest conference devoted to macroeconomics and related topics in North America and the largest macroeconomics conference ever hosted by the university.

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E. J. Ourso College Recognizes Students at 2017 Spring Awards Ceremony

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business recently held its annual Spring Awards Ceremony in the Business Education Complex Rotunda.

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Barnes, EDF Study Underscores Regional Economic Costs of Coastal Land Loss

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana could lose as much as $3.6 billion in homes, businesses and other infrastructure over the next 50 years if the state takes no action to curb its coastal land loss crisis, according to a new study released today by the LSU Economics & Policy Research Group at the E. J. Ourso College of Business. The study, “Regional Impacts of Coastal Land Loss and Louisiana’s Opportunity for Growth,” comes out as the state is reviewing the Draft 2017 Coastal Master Plan. The study was commissioned by Environmental Defense Fund and builds upon a previous 2015 study by LSU and the RAND Corporation.

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Name Change for LSU Division of Economic Development

As the state’s flagship university, LSU has a long history of providing objective research to inform policy and business decisions. To continue and expand on that tradition, the E.J. Ourso College of Business created the LSU Economics & Policy Research Group. The new research group was formed out of the college’s Division of Economic Development, which has produced a widely used employment forecast for decades.

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Pair of Students Awarded University Medals

BATON ROUGE – LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business graduates Erika Haguette of Lake Charles, La. and Dylan Perez of Covington, La. were each recognized as University Medalists during the Fall 2016 Diploma Ceremony.

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Pair of Students Named President’s Alumni Scholars

BATON ROUGE – Some of LSU’s best and brightest students – President’s Alumni Scholars and Flagship Scholars – and the donors who funded their scholarships were recognized at the LSU Alumni Association Scholars Banquet in November.

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Energy Summit Set for Oct. 26 at LSU

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Center for Energy Studies and the LSU Economics & Policy Research Group will present Energy Summit 2016: “Managing through Energy Challenges,” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Energy, Coast & Environment Building at LSU.

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Cornell Economist to Deliver Lecture at LSU

BATON ROUGE – The E. J. Ourso College of Business Department of Economics will host Cornell University Economist Robert H. Frank on Friday, Oct. 28 for a public lecture at 2:30 p.m. in the Business Education Complex Auditorium.

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Barnes Interviewed by WAFB on Edwards Request for More Flood Money

BATON ROUGE - Before his next trip to Washington, D.C. to request more flood recovery dollars, Gov. John Bel Edwards increased his request for federal support.

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New Health Insurance Study Released as State Rolls Out Medicaid Expansion

Louisiana is the only state in the Deep South that has approved Medicaid expansion. To help the state prepare for this, researchers from LSU conducted the most comprehensive assessment of the current health insurance status of the population.

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