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Mind | Work : Spring 2008

From the Dean

Thomas Carlyle called it ‘the dismal science,’ but he was off-point because the study of economics in the Leavey School of Business is intriguing, challenging, important and relevant to the scholar as it is to the average citizen.

In this issue of Mind | Work, you’ll learn what our Santa Clara University economists have to say about global warming and Durfar, nuclear brinksmanship, and racial wage discrimination as a legacy of slavery, among others. From examining welfare-to-work programs to investments in emerging economies, our economists demonstrate that their discipline informs our mission to educate men and women of competence, conscience, and compassion as leaders who can make a difference in the world. As our faculty uncover root causes of poverty and plenty around the world, their students, equipped with this knowledge, learn to affect change at basic levels.

These articles about current economic thinking, like all features in each issue of Mind | Work, are just a sample of the broad inquiry conducted by Leavey School of Business researchers.

Many of you have asked “Where can we learn more?” I’m pleased to welcome you to our companion website where you can read the original research papers of these and other Leavey scholars and find out how to contact individual faculty members to explore some ideas more fully.

 As always, let us know what you think about this issue and the topics covered. We look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,

Barry Z. Posner, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Leadership

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