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Economics Student of the Year Is ACRE Fellow Erica Smith

By Caleb Taylor Congrats to ACRE Undergraduate Research Fellow and new UCA alumnae Erica Smith for being named economics student of the year by the UCA College of Business! Smith plans to begin her professional career with a few years working in supply chains and learning about logistics before pursuing a graduate degree. Erica majored […]

Bundrick Questions Benefits of Economic Development Incentives

By Caleb Taylor Are economic development incentives a cost or benefit to Arkansas?  ACRE Affiliated Researcher and UCA Lecturer I of Economics Jacob Bundrick was quoted in an article in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette titled “Tax incentives audit cites impact on state; critics doubt programs key to luring firms,” published on December 14.  The article focuses […]

The Hidden Costs of Arkansas’s Economic Development Incentives

By Caleb Taylor What are the costs of Arkansas’s economic development incentives? ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick discussed this and more with the Faulkner County Tea Party on Thursday, May 9th at Larry’s Pizza in Conway. During his presentation, Bundrick discussed the fiscal costs, opportunity costs and the “crowding out” of existing businesses that arise […]

ACRE Fellow Receives Award at SOBIE Conference

By Caleb Taylor Dango Kumwenda, an ACRE Fellow and UCA MBA student, was awarded a “Student Presentation Award” at the 2019 Society of Business, Industry and Economics (SOBIE) conference on April 11th. Kumwenda is a part of ACRE’s Research Fellowship Program. In this program, students work with a professor to write a publishable research paper […]