Thoughts on business school, economics, NC State, and everyday life from an economist at NC State's business school
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Red letter day for NC State
Today was a red letter day at NC State. President Obama visited the campus and gave a speech where he announced that NC State has received its biggest grant ever -- a $140 million contract for energy research. Half of the funding comes from the US Department of Energy; the remainder comes from private companies (including ABB, Cree and Toshiba) and the state government. The research will focus on new advanced semiconductor technology that has the potential for huge energy savings.
Steve Allen is Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research in the College of Management at NC State University. He has appointments in the Department of Economics as well as the Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. Steve also is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-profit research organization located in Cambridge, Mass.