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Rams’ resilience: VCU Business celebrates the Class of 2024

The VCU School of Business spring 2024 commencement celebrated graduates’ resilience, with alumnus Ankit Mathur advising on authenticity and taking risks.

VCU Business December 2023 Commencement

VCU Business cordially invites you to our December 2023 Commencement.

Midwest Macro Conference

Join us for the 2024 Midwest Macro Conference!

Professor’s virtual reality research looks to pave way for more equitable police interrogations of young adults

What can VR reveal about police interrogations? A Wilder School criminal justice associate professor, a two-time School of Business alum, a School of the Arts instructor and a theatre student are working together to find out.

VCU study measures impact of Medicaid dental coverage for Virginia’s pregnant population

David Harless, Ph.D., an economics professor at the School of Business, analyzed data from the Virginia Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, a survey designed to capture women's experiences during pregnancy.

2022 Diverse Economics Conference celebrates diverse professionals and career paths

The day-long conference, sponsored by VCU SChool of Business, featured diverse professionals in economics and highlighted the wide range of career paths available in the field.

Is ‘shrinkflation’ hitting your grocery cart? Experts say you may be spending more for less

“Shrinkflation is sort of like the evil little twin brother of inflation,” said Christopher Herrington, an associate professor of economics at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Ask the Experts: What can we learn about the health of the economy from the terms offered by the market’s best credit cards?

VCU School of Business professor Bernhard Reichert: It is difficult to learn much about the health of the economy from the terms that credit card issuers offer. For investors, it is better to rely on other widely available and reported economic measures to assess the health of the economy.

Can we avoid a recession?

No, not forever, says economist Christopher Herrington.

‘Close to an emergency situation’: record inflation impacting renters in Richmond

Virginia Commonwealth University Associate Professor of Economics Chris Herrington told 8News that the spike, which is somewhat expected, was led by energy price increases. With the costs of gas dropping in recent weeks, though, he said the July numbers could show some improvement.

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