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REDA Students Weigh Benefits of Electric Buses for Madison

When Mayor Paul Soglin asked Madison’s bus company to transition to low- or no-emission vehicles for half its fleet by 2035, two REDA graduate students got an opportunity to carry out a project to benefit the community. Oliver Su and Qifan Hu used analytical tools from their courses to compare the costs and benefits of replacing diesel with electric vehicles. They found that electric buses, despite their higher cost, would pay for themselves about half-way through their lifetimes.

Resource Booms Leave Regions Worse Off Once They Fade Out

Communities that enjoy well-paid jobs and low unemployment during a natural resources boom need to plan carefully for the serious economic hardships that will follow the inevitable bust. That is the key lesson from new research by Grant Jacobsen and Dominic Parker, which looks at what happened to ‘boomtowns’ in the American West during the oil drilling boom-bust cycle of the 1970s and 1980s.
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Applied Economics Workshop
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