Economics

Mike Wagner: Negotiations

May 7, 2020
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In The Moment … May 7, 2020 Show 812 Hour 1

Morning Macro: Unusual Times For The US Economy

Apr 27, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 27, 2020 Show 804 Hour 1

Unexpected. Unprecedented. Uncharted. Unconventional. We are living in unusual times and that means it's pretty hard to figure out what the future looks like, especially with the U.S. economy.  Joe Santos is the professor of economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at SDSU. You can find his blog online at schooleddotblog.com. 

Morning Macro With Joe Santos

Apr 13, 2020
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In The Moment ... April 13, 2020 Show 794 Hour 1

Remember when the U.S. economy was in the "longest peacetime expansion in U.S. history?" Well, the novel coronavirus has changed more than one equation. What happens next? Joe Santos is a Professor of Economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at SDSU. He joins us for today's Morning Macro segment. You can follow along online at Joe's website: schooleddotblog.com. 

 

News Special: Veto Day & Pandemic Impacts

Mar 31, 2020
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In this In the Moment news special, we hear a recap of South Dakota's first digital Veto Day and the actions brought up to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, the impacts of the pandemic on the legal world, the South Dakota economy, med students, and more. 

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Morning Macro: Will Our Economy Bounce Back?

Mar 30, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 30, 2020 Show 784 Hour 1

Americans watch the devastating economic impact of the pandemic disruption, but South Dakotans want to know what's happening here at home.  Joe Santos is a Professor of Economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at SDSU. You can follow along at his blog schooled.blog.com.  

Childrearing In The Age Of Coronavirus

Mar 26, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 26, 2020 Show 782 Hour 1

Anyone raising children during the age of coronavirus is now parenting in the open, even as we shelter in place. Parents join online work meetings with toddlers on their laps, kids roller skating through their living rooms, siblings fighting over ... what are they even fighting over this time?  Emily Oster is a professor of economics at Brown University and author of the books "Expecting Better" and "CRIBSHEET."  

Morning Macro: Federal Reserve Reacts To COVID-19

Mar 16, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 16, 2020 Show 774 Hour 1

The Federal Reserve acted aggressively over the weekend, slashing interest rates to near zero in an attempt to soothe the U.S. economic turmoil. 

Joe Santos is a professor of economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at SDSU. He joins us for this week's Morning Macro segment. You can follow along on his website: Schooleddotblog.com.  

Tech Effects Of So Many Working From Home

Mar 12, 2020
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In The Moment ... March 12, 2020 Show 772 Hour 1

So you've been asked to work from home, study from home, communicate with loved ones from home. Does South Dakota have the online infrastructure to help the economy keep going during a pandemic? How do you get up and running with online work or school quickly and efficiently?  Jake VanDewater is vice president of engineering, operations & IT at SDN Communications. He's with us to walk us through some of the basics.   

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In a crowd of Rapid City businesspeople, Tom Johnson sticks out. 

He wears vests and paisley shirts. He’s a published poet. He meditates.  

Morning Macro With Joe Santos

Nov 18, 2019
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In The Moment ... November 18, 2019 Show 701 Hour 1

It's time to break down the numbers (and break apart the rhetoric) regarding fiscal policy and the economy.

Professor Joseph Santos is with the Department of Economics at South Dakota State University. Each week Santos provides lessons on macroeconomics that tie in to our In the Moment conversation. Find them on his blog Schooled. 

Click here to access the companion blog to this week's segment.

The Economics of Giving

Nov 12, 2019
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In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 2

November is a month for "Thanks" and "Giving." In The Moment takes an in-depth look at gratitude and philanthropy in South Dakota. Can practicing gratitude make you happier, healthier, and more connected? What's the role of altruism in the state and how do South Dakotans maximize the value of their generosity?

We spend November thankful, inspired, and determined to make a difference right here at home, culminating in South Dakota's Day of Giving.

Regional Economy Expanding At Positive Pace

Jun 4, 2019
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In The Moment ... June 4, 2019 Show 588 Hour 1

In his Mid-America Index Report, Ernie Goss says May numbers show the regional economy continues to grow at a positive pace. He adds, however, that tariffs and flooding across several states has pulled the overall index below growth neutral in South Dakota's neighboring states of Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota.

Goss is director of Creighton University's Economic Forecasting Group in Omaha.

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In The Moment ... March 11, 2019 Show 532 Hour 1

We continue our Crash Course in Economic Literacy with SDSU Macroeconomics Professor Joe Santos.  Follow along online at schooleddotblog.com.

Today, we follow the Yellow Brick Road to understand inflation, deflation, and the Consumer Price Index.

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In The Moment ... July 13, 2018 Show 378 Hour 1

What if you could capture the passion and the imagination of local entrepreneurs who are ready to solve problems and create wealth in their own communities?

Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is one of the world's leading experts on economic development. He started working in the field of international aid in Africa in 1971. He has since worked in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Latin America and Asia in projects that promote local entrepreneurship and local self-determination.

In The Moment ... June 18, 2018 Show 360 Hour 1

The Capitol Hill Challenge brings nearly 3,400 teams of students from all 50 states into competition. The challenge? Invest a hypothetical $100,000 for a 14 week time period in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and maximize the return of your team portfolio.

Philip High School is the first South Dakota school to place in the top ten nationally.

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In The Moment ... November 1, 2017 Show 211 Hour 2

Dr. Matt Friedman is a Visiting Professor of Economics at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. He came to Vermillion from New York where he was a research fellow and public policy advocate.

Today at 3:30, in a Beacom Scholar Series event, Friedman discusses “Wage and Employment Impacts of a Criminal Record.”  His presentation is at Beacom Hall 117 on the USD campus.

In The Moment...January 9 2017 Show 006 Hour 1

Guests: Kay Adams, director of the Center for Journal Therapy in Colorado; Ken Delfino, US Navy Veteran discusses the Tet Offensive; Ernie Goss, Professor of Economics at Creighton University

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Three in four South Dakota voters say the state should cap payday lending interest rates. Initiated Measure 21 garnered support from 270,278 people.

Steve Hildebrand owns a coffee shop in Downtown Sioux Falls. Customers who visited him Wednesday offered him congratulations with their orders.

Hildebrand has campaigned in favor of limiting the interest rate payday lenders can charge. He says a coalition of churches, groups, and concerned citizens support the move.

RCP&E Railway Expands To Serve More Farmers

Jul 6, 2016

South Dakotans should expect more rail traffic as the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad expands. Governor Dennis Daugaard is commemorating the completion of two main sidings on the railway this week.

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Two business leaders in Rapid City spoke at the Black Hills Forum and Press Club on Friday to discuss the ups and downs of South Dakota’s economy, including what lies ahead.

Ben Snow is with Rushmore Region, the group promotes economic development. He says South Dakota is protected from recessions more so than other places in the U.S.

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The conversations of Dakota Midday on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 are woven together with an economics thread.

Workforce initiatives can't rely on the quality of jobs in South Dakota if they want to attract people from other regions. Research shows the way younger people choose careers is different than you might expect. J. Mac Holladay is the founder and CEO of Market Street Services based in Atlanta, Georgia. He explains why place may matter more than a certain kind of employment.

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Area leaders say technology is rapidly changing the way they do business. People from different industries met in Sioux Falls Thursday to discuss technology and South Dakota’s economy. The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce worked together for the free event.

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A recent survey from Forbes ranked South Dakota fourteenth in the magazine’s list of the best states for business. It put South Dakota at the top for the cost of doing business. In 2013, CNBC named South Dakota “America’s Top State for Business.”

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As the self-described “world’s first stand-up economist,” Yoram Bauman has made a career out of economics humor,  performing his act in comedy clubs, professional conferences and colleges. He's also the co-author of three cartoon textbooks: The Cartoon Introduction to Microeconomics, The Cartoon Introduction to Macroeconomics and The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change.

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The financial cable network CNBC has rated South Dakota as the best state for business. The network's website says South Dakota's business climate earned the highest score ever given to a state since the survey was begun. The state's business climate scored more than 16 hundred points out of a possible 25 hundred. Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss provides some outside perspective of the CNBC survey. Goss is currently the MacAllister Chair and Professor of Economics at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and Director of the Goss Institute in Denver, Colorado.