IU economist at Jackson Hole: Analysis should make room for ‘confounding dynamics’

Central bankers and academic economists often see the job of monetary policy as keeping the economy on a steady path guided by a target rate of inflation and an ideal rate of growth in economic output. But Indiana University economist Eric Leeper and a co-author argue that they should be paying more attention to so-called […]

IU Bloomington sociologists honored

Indiana University Bloomington sociologists will take home some of the top research and teaching awards from the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association and associated meetings of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and Sociologists for the Study of Women. The meetings are taking place this weekend in Chicago. The main event, […]

IU awarded consultation grant for Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

The National Park Service has awarded Indiana University a $46,348 grant to support consultation with representatives of Native American tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations about matters related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, known as NAGPRA. The grant will enable IU to bring representatives of at least 10 tribes to the Bloomington […]

IU experts reflect on Voting Rights Act at 50

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, calling it “a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory that has ever been won on any battlefield.” And he wasn’t stretching the truth by much, according to Indiana University legal experts. “It was a powerful and remarkable piece […]