THE OPTIMAL BUNDLE: VOLUME 48

The Optimal Bundle is a student publication run by the Penn State Economics Association’s Print Education Committee.
In this edition, our contributors take a closer look at fluctuation in equity markets, analyze the ripple effects of DACA, and review Janet Yellen’s skillful navigation of the American economy as she steps down as Chair of the Federal Reserve.

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Extraordinary Incentives

As online retail giant Amazon narrows its quest to find a location for its second headquarters, local governments across North America are testing the limits of economic incentives. February 2, 2018 By Avery Ryan _______ Within the past few months, The race to host Amazon’s headquarters has intensified and is now boiled down to a […]

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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 political 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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