December 12, 2005

BEL Salutes: Larry Neal, Economics

Larry Neal, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics recently received an excellence award From the Economic History Association. The link is to EHA databases of interest to economic historians since their program doesn't disclose this particular award receipent ahead, and I'm certain Professor Neal would want this link mentioned (instead).

bellog has obtained a presentation quote by Professor Ken Snowden of UNC Greensboro:

Tonight we recognize the recipient of the twelfth annual Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History. The award is based on letters of support from students and colleagues, and an examination of the candidates teaching methods, materials and contributions. The goal is to identify and recognize dedication, commitment and excellence in the dissemination of economic history.

Congratulations, Professor Neal! Well deserved!

And thanks to another fellow librarian who provided the scoop to the bellogers about this honor!

Posted by Becky at 4:41 PM

BEL Salutes: Werner Baer, Economics

At the annual congress of the Brazilian Economics Association on December 6-9th, 2005, Werner Baer received a formal prize of recognition " for his genuine contributions to the study of Brazil's economy, his activities in helping to place many Brazilian students in leading U. S. universities (including the University of Illinois) and for his contributions in helping many Brazilian universities in establishing graduate programs in Economics."

Werner gave the keynote speech at the congress and a reception followed, where he was congratulated by many of his former students.

Congratulations, Professor Baer!

Thanks to Larry Neal, for this bit of cheer!

Posted by Becky at 2:15 PM

August 23, 2005

Professor Larry Neal Mentioned in LTE in Financial Times

August 19, 2005 Friday
London Edition 1, Letters to the Editor:

The British hotel pricing anomaly flies in the face of economic laws

Sir, My friend Larry Neal of the University of Illinois (Economics, Champaign-Urbana) and I have been observing a curiosity of British pricing policy which we term "The British Anomaly".

Under this, when sales fall, prices are raised, in direct contravention to the basic laws of economics. It is a very common phenomenon in the UK.

You gave a perfect example in your report "Tube hit by steep decline in weekend visitors" (August 5). In response to the London bombings it was reported that "Deloitte & Touche, the professional services firm, said hotel occupancy was down 11 per cent in London last week, compared with the same weekend last year, causing operators to raise prices by 3.5 per cent". Perhaps readers can provide other examples?

A. J. H. Latham,

Reynoldston, Swansea SA3 1AF

(University of Wales, Swansea)

Posted by Becky at 11:02 AM