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Christopher Decker

Christopher Decker

Professor of Economics, University of Nebraska Omaha
Professor Decker received his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in 2000 and teaches courses in Microeconomics, Business Economics, Economic Forecasting, and Natural Resource Economics at UNO. His academic work has been published in a verity of academic journals including Economic Inquiry, Journal of Law and Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Annals of Regional Science, Review of Regional Studies, Applied Economics, Ecological Economics, and Contemporary Economic Policy. Professor Decker has also partnered with several organizations to conduct economic assessments and forecasts of city and regional economies, including the production of a large number of economic impact studies using IMPLAN. IMPLAN-Based studies include: The Economic Impact the Aviation Industry on the State of Nebraska, and The Economic Impact of the Nebraska Business Development Center on Nebraska. Other studies have included assessing the economic impact of immigrant populations on the local economy. Before joining UNO, Professor Decker worked in the private sector for DRI/McGraw-Hill (now IHS Global Insight) from 1990 to 1993, and FW Dodge/McGraw-Hill from 1993 to 1995, producing forecasts for regional economies, of energy prices and demand, long-range macroeconomic and demographic indicators, as well as construction prices, and commercial and institutional construction activity.

Inflation is spiking around the world – not just in the United States

Aug 02, 2022 04:17 am UTC| Economy

The 9.1% increase in U.S. consumer prices in the 12 months ending in June 2022, the highest in four decades, has prompted many sobering headlines. Meanwhile, annual inflation in Germany and the U.K. countries with...

Central Banking Series

June jobs report suggests Fed could avoid a recession – but room for error is minuscule

Jul 11, 2022 05:50 am UTC| Economy

The U.S. economy added more jobs than expected in June, signaling the labor market remains strong even as the Federal Reserve tries to weaken it to tame inflation. The July 8, 2022, jobs report also showed the unemployment...

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Economy

Apple's VP was caught in a controversy over remarks that went viral on TikTok.

Apples vice president Tony Blevins is stepping down after being caught on video spewing out unrefined comments. Unfortunately, this has circulated on social media and went viral on Tiktok. The Apple executive is said to...

Peloton will start selling its exercise equipment at Dick's Sporting Goods stores to boost sales.

Peloton Interactive Inc. has teamed up with Dicks Sporting Goods to sell its exercise equipment and fitness accessories in the physical stores of the sporting goods retail company. This would be the formers first-ever...

The ‘Luminary’ honor is the highest level of recognition accorded at the Red Dot Award: Design Concept.

Hyundai Motor Companys Trailer Drone fully autonomous hydrogen mobility concept won the carmaker its first-ever Luminary honor at Red Dot Award. Germanys Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen hosts the annual event. The...

Korean Air will receive SAF from Shell at major airports in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East regions.

Korean Air Lines Co. has signed a five-year deal to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from the British firm Royal Dutch Shell plc. beginning in 2026 to help combat climate change. According to Korean Air, it will...

South Korea’s state power utility decided to jack up the adjusted unit fuel cost by 2.5 won per kilowatt hour.

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) will raise fourth-quarter electricity rates for consumer and industrial use due to high energy costs and mounting losses. South Koreas state power utility decided to jack up the...

Politics

Opposition leader Keir Starmer calls for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans for tax breaks.

The British opposition Labor Party leader Keir Starmer has called for the government to recall parliament and scrap plans to cut taxes and increase borrowing. Starmer said that the government should recall parliament...

The White House announced during its summit on hunger, nutrition, and health that the private sector has made $8 billion in pledges to combat the issue.

US President Joe Biden announced this week that the private sector had pledged $8 billion to fight hunger in the country. Hundreds of millions of dollars would be spent on ensuring meals after lawmakers failed to extend...

US-based Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad said the ongoing protests are a "result of 40 years of women fighting back."

Protests continue in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the countrys Morality Police. A US-based Iranian journalist said Aminis death marks a tipping point for Iran. Speaking with...

The acting Afghan commerce and industry minister said Russia will supply Afghanistan with gasoline, gas, diesel, and wheat as part of its provisional deal.

Afghanistans acting Commerce and Industry Minister said the insurgent group has signed a provisional deal with Russia to supply gas, diesel, and wheat. This comes as the ministry is looking to diversify its trading...

Science

The NPS has been focusing on anthocyanins, the antioxidant-rich pigments that give blackberries and blueberries their signature shades.

The US Department of Agriculture approved the genetically modified purple tomato to extend its shelf life and boost nutritional quality almost 15 years after its development. According to biochemist Cathie Martin, she...

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

South Koreas Celltrion Inc. will jointly develop and work on the market release with Abpro Corp. of the US on a breast cancer treatment candidate ABP 10 Under the deal, Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone...

Current Canadian and American management efforts do not go far enough to decrease entanglement hazards and encourage the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

The Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program added the American red lobster, caught in both US and Canada to its red list. Other species also added to the list are the snow crab, Atlantic rock crab, and others that...

The microscope unit, which also manufactures industrial endoscopes and x-ray analyzers, will be transferred to Bain on January 4, subject to antitrust regulatory approvals in Japan and elsewhere.

Olympus had agreed to sell its microscope unit to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.1 billion as it speeds up the overhaul of its business portfolio to focus solely on medical technology The microscope unit, which...

The research team discovered that steamed mealworms emit a strong, corn-like odor, and when grilled or fried, they gave off a shrimp and frying oil-like scent.

South Korean researchers from Wonkwang University have developed a new process that uses edible insects to create meat-flavored seasoning. The research team came up with 98 volatile compounds with varying amounts of...

Technology

Japan will subsidize US chipmaker Micron Technolog

Japan will subsidize US chipmaker Micron Technology by up to $322 million to support its plan to produce advanced memory chips at a Hiroshima factory. Japans Economy and Trade Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said he hopes...

Snapchat’s community of over 347 million people globally will be able to watch LaLiga action.

Spanish soccers LaLiga announced a new content partnership with Snapchat set to bring premium content to millions of young fans on the short-form video platform. Snapchats community of over 347 million people globally...

Report claims Samsung will launch Galaxy S23 Ultra with a 200MP main camera

More premium Android phones launching in 2023 are expected to feature a 200MP main camera. And a report now claims it got confirmation that the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra will be one of those devices. Tech fans saw the...

Google is shutting down Stadia streaming and subscription in January 2023

Google announced on Thursday that it is shutting down Stadia servers in January 2023 after months of speculations about the streaming services future. The company assured customers that they would get a refund for hardware...

PlayStation Stars will provide priority customer support to Level 4 members

Sony just launched its new loyalty program called PlayStation Stars in Asia, including Japan, on Thursday. Players soon noticed that one of the perks of reaching the highest tier is getting better customer service, but...
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