Unpacking Tax Reform

New tax legislation poses challenges for some Americans, but enthuses and incentivizes productivity for others.  January 19, 2018 Patrick Reilly, Nazmus Mallick, Avery Ryan, and Peter Scharf ________ The newly passed tax bill, officially legislated as H.R. 1 or Act to Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and V of the Concurrent Resolution on […]

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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 46

The Optimal Bundle is a student publication run by the Penn State Economics Association’s Print Education Committee.
In this edition, our contributors dissect the economic motivations behind the protests in Iran, explore the effects of a tightening in the American labor market, analyze the craze behind cryptocurrencies and review Ben Bernanke’s book The Courage to Act, which takes readers behind the scenes during the Financial Crisis.

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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 45

The Optimal Bundle is a student publication run by the Penn State Economics Association’s Print Education Committee.
In this Holiday edition, our contributors explore the effects of the rising costs for grocers and their competitors, the potential outcomes of Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox, and how Americans budgeted their holiday shopping in an improving economy. In addition, our editor takes a brief look back at the most significant market and politcal developments of 2017.

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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 44

The Optimal Bundle is a student publication run by the Penn State Economics Association’s Print Education Committee.
This volume is the first in a revised and extended format. Our contributors explore the intrinsic value of Bitcoin, threats and opportunities for the recovery of the Eurozone, and the economic implications of Artificial Intelligence. We briefly overview new hacking scandals and a dawn of democracy in Zimbabwe. In addition, Irene Miller, executive director of the State College Downtown Development District, shares with The Optimal Bundle strategies that enhance investment and consumer traffic in the area. 

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A Conversation With Dr. Austin Boyle

University Park, Pennsylvania November 6, 2017 Interviewed by Akram Khan The Optimal Bundle and PSUEA would like to thank Akram Khan and especially Professor Boyle for his advice to students exploring or undergoing an academic career in economics. ________ Dr. Austin Boyle is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics at the Pennsylvania State University – […]

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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 43

The Optimal Bundle is a student publication run by the Penn State Economics Association’s Print Education Committee.
This volume provides economic news updates. Topics covered include a look at the A look at President Trump’s nomination of Jerome Powell as Chair of the Board of Governors, sweeping corruption crackdowns in Saudi Arabia, a quick background on the Bank of England’s increase in interest rates, and a perspective on Republicans’ stance on deficits.

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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 42

The Optimal Bundle is a student publication run by the Penn State Economics Association’s Print Education Committee.
This volume provides economic news updates. Topics covered include a look at the consumer shocks for J.C. Penney, North Korea’s dealings with basic game theory, a quick background on labor effects of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union as reported by the Bank of England, and the Editorial Board’s stern look at the economic realities of an education abroad.

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