Group picture of the Gates Scholars with Dr. Fanta Aw after breakfast with President Burwell.

Student Life ·

Gates Scholars Raise the Bar

Gates Millennium Scholarship recipients share their experiences with the program and their time at AU.
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Research ·

Debt Matters: Women Use Credit to Bridge Income Gaps, While Men Are Less Cautious

When it comes to attitudes about money, gender makes a difference in matters of debt, a new study by Economics Professor Mary Hansen finds.
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Student in SIS building, in front of hallway and doors.

Achievements ·

First Generation, Next Generation: Yami Payano Organizes and Connects

The AUSG president is a winner of AU’s inaugural MLK Service Award.
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Caregiver

Research ·

Who Is Taking Care of the Caregivers?

With a Hewlett Foundation grant, Economics Professor Maria Floro leads an AU research team working to integrate caregivers into economic policymaking.
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First year student, Harrision Eichelberger in front of Kerwin Hall.

Student Life ·

First Semester Reflections

First-year student Harrison Eichelberger discusses his transition to AU
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Yamillet Payano and Britni Wilcher

Achievements ·

CAS Students Complete American Economic Association Program

Last summer, Yamillet Payano, an American University senior, and Britni Wilcher, a fourth-year PhD student, attended the American Economic Association (AEA) Summer Training Program at Michigan State University.
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Witchcraft beliefs and trust

Social Sciences ·

Witchcraft, Social Capital, and Progress

Study links witchcraft beliefs and erosion of social capital
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Hardhat lying down on city street.

On Campus ·

Why are Men Disappearing from the American Workforce?

Sandra Black, professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Obama Administration Council of Economic Advisers, spoke at an event hosted by SPA about this trend and the possible explanations behind it.
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A map illustrating the areas in Sub-Saharan Africa where belief in witchcraft is linked to high levels of mistrust among the people living there.

Social Sciences ·

Do Witchcraft Beliefs Halt Economic Progress?

A new study by American University Economics Prof. Boris Gershman reveals high levels of mistrust and erosion of social capital among people in regions worldwide where witchcraft beliefs are present.
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Social Sciences ·

Health Is Happening Everywhere at AU

Faculty Across the College Contribute to the Field of Health Studies
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