The Baseball Economics Revolution

America’s favorite pastime undergoes a fascinating merger with the dismal science October 27, 2017 By Peter Scharf I am a huge baseball fan.  I have been watching the MLB-particularly my hometown Philadelphia Phillies-regularly since I was 8 years old.  I have attended 50-75 games and watched my boys in red pinstripes play in the National […]

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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 41

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 ongoing troubles for Wells Fargo, Amazon’s quest for a second headquarters, a review of the GOP’s tax objectives, gridlocked trade negotiations for NAFTA, and a quick background on the conflict in Niger

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Unpacking Brexit: One Year On.

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union continues to prompt more questions than answers for global markets. October 23, 2017 By Nazmus Mallick   June 23, 2016 is a day redefined Britain’s relationship with the world. It has been sixteen months since the British people voted in a referendum to withdraw their country from the […]

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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 40

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 surprising boom in Bitcoin, a short analysis of the falling trend in U.S. unemployment, industrial challenges in Japan, and a perspective on President Trump’s options for new Federal Reserve Chair.

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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 39

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 feature on the 2017 recipient of the Nobel Prize in economics, newly released GDP growth forecasts for 2018, Tesla’s ambitious vision for rebuilding Puerto Rican power grids, and a look at the bottlenecked supply following tropical storms across the Caribbean.
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THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 38

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 the competitive disputes between American aerospace giant Boeing and Canada’s Bombardier, the search for a new Fed chair, an analysis of the Republican Party’s newly unveiled tax plan, and the economic implications of Catalonia’s controversial referendum.

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What on Earth are Cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies are a rising phenomenon…maybe? October 2, 2017 By Patrick Reilly Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and others have been gaining popularity. While still not generally understood by the average person, these “currencies” have risen exponentially in value over recent years. This has attracted the attention of such notorious investors as self-described Floyd “Crypto” […]

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