blog postsDirector of French industrial economic institute to speak at IllinoisApr 7, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jean Tirole, scientific director of the Institut d'Economie Industrielle in France, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at 3:30 p.m. April 15 (Friday) in 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall Auditorium, 611 E. Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign.Elder law expert: Ryan plan would fundamentally change MedicareApr 7, 2011 2:45 pm2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's proposal to change Medicare for those under age 55 is nothing short of a complete reconceptualization of the health insurance program, says a University of Illinois elder law expert.Expert calls proposed gross receipts tax textbook case of 'inefficient tax'Apr 13, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The gross receipts tax proposed by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, while a welcome step in tackling the state's budget shortfall, is a flawed approach to taxation, according to a University of Illinois expert.Type of company pension determines security of payout to retireesApr 26, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - What a difference a word can make to the security of a person's golden years.If an Illinois tax increase is necessary, why doesn't the legislature pass one?May 6, 2010 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... Rick Winkel, the director of the Office of Public Leadership and Public AffairsThe uphill road facing the Blagojevich defenseMay 17, 2011 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... law professor J. Steven BeckettRecent bankruptcy reform measure a bust, legal expert at Illinois saysJun 16, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Early signs of the effect of the new bankruptcy act on consumers and the courts are not encouraging, according to an expert on bankruptcy law at the University of Illinois.Job picture in Illinois not as bright as elsewhere, report indicatesJun 20, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois lags behind the nation and neighboring states in job creation, a report by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois finds.How safe are U.S. nuclear power plants?Jul 12, 2011 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a business and legal policy professorExecutive pay reform unlikely to reduce systemic risk in economyJul 14, 2011 11:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Reforms aimed at curbing executive compensation will likely have little effect on reducing systemic risk in the financial system, and they may even have unintended consequences for the freedom to contract, according to a University of Illinois expert in business law and corporate finance.Waning economy, increasing numbers of lawyers fuel litigation in JapanJul 21, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - It's a cliché that has outlasted its value - the picture of Japan as a culturally harmonious country whose inhabitants value peace and consensus over the clash of lawsuits and lawyers.Why you should pay attention to the Apple-Samsung court caseAug 23, 2012 9:00 am2 views A Minute With™... business professor Deepak SomayaNew book says lawsuits cutting voters out of public policy decisionsOct 3, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lawsuits such as the landmark case against the tobacco industry are undermining traditional government regulation by shifting decision-making out of the public eye, according to a book co-written by a University of Illinois professor that will be published next year.Bankruptcy filings expected to rebound in wake of reform, scholar saysOct 9, 2006 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Bankruptcy filings by American households are likely to return to the levels they were at before Congress passed a law last year aimed at curbing "abusive" filings, a statistical study by a University of Illinois expert indicates.Grand opening set for new, 'green' Business Instructional FacilityOct 9, 2008 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A new, $60-million-plus Business Instructional Facility, the first "green" building on the University of Illinois campus, will be officially dedicated during a grand opening on Oct. 17.Boards that oversee human-subject research need overhaulNov 9, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University Institutional Review Boards, which oversee research involving human subjects, need to be revamped to avoid the "mission creep" that is threatening academic freedom and restricting research on the nation's campuses, according to a report by University of Illinois researchers and scholars.Professor of law Thomas S. Ulen recognized with Swanlund ChairNov 19, 2003 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thomas S. Ulen, professor of law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was named a Swanlund Chair at an investiture ceremony today.Baseball's record book could be next victim of steroid report, expert saysDec 13, 2007 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Major League Baseball's record book will likely come under fire in the wake of a long-awaited report released today linking Roger Clemens and other superstars to performance-enhancing drugs, a University of Illinois law and labor expert says.Expert: Fiscal cliff deal yields tax certainty at expense of simplificationJan 3, 2013 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Although major battles over spending cuts and raising the federal debt limit have been punted for another two months, the fiscal-cliff bill passed by Congress settles most of the significant tax issues that would have an immediate and direct impact on the average taxpayer's pocketbook, a University of Illinois expert on taxation and retirement issues says.Six Champaign County teams bound for Lego tournament state finalsJan 18, 2008 9:00 am3 views Champaign County teams bound for Lego tournament state finals Law scholar travels to Thailand as nation ponders 18th constitutionJan 24, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Thailand has drafted 17 constitutions since becoming a constitutional monarchy in 1932. Will an 18th constitution help restore democracy, which ended last September after a military coup ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra?Legal scholar to talk on lawyers as 'upholders of human dignity'Feb 16, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - David J. Luban of the Georgetown University Law Center will deliver the Paul M. Van Arsdell Jr. Memorial Lecture on Litigation and the Legal Profession on Feb. 24 (Tuesday) at 4 p.m. in the Max L. Rowe Auditorium at the College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign.Social Security still imperiled, says scholar who promoted Bush planMar 17, 2006 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - While the Bush administration's efforts to change Social Security have faltered, the ticking time bomb of a revenue shortfall has not gone away, a University of Illinois expert warns.U. of I. to host international marketing symposiumApr 2, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five pioneers will be honored for their contributions to the field of marketing during an international symposium April 17-19 at the University of Illinois.White House 2014 budget: Unraveling 'chained' CPIApr 9, 2013 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanEncore of corporate tax holiday unlikely to stimulate economyApr 17, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A repeat of a corporate tax holiday that found little success in stimulating the economy in 2005 is still a long-shot to jump-start a stagnant U.S. economy, says a University of Illinois expert in corporate and international taxation.Shutting down Internet gambling in the U.S.Apr 28, 2011 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™...State retirees prepare to pay their own health premiumsMay 18, 2012 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanU. of I. expert to testify about Supreme Court's impact on consumer debtJun 10, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - U.S. Supreme Court rulings are digging into Americans' pocketbooks, contributing to staggering mortgage and consumer debt that now averages more than $53,000 for every man, woman and child in the nation, according to a University of Illinois legal expert.Why the NBA lockout could be in a long, bitter disputeJun 29, 2009 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoyA look forward to the Blagojevich retrialAug 20, 2010 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Andrew Leipold, an expert on criminal law and the federal judicial processWill President Obama's jobs plan work?Sep 9, 2011 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. KaplanPro hockey commissioner's position essentially a restraint of trade, expert saysSep 16, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The lockout of players by the owners of the National Hockey League will harm fans and the sport as owners try to impose cost-saving labor rules.Presidential economic adviser, SEC accountant to speak at U. of I.Oct 1, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A presidential economic adviser and the chief accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will present lectures this month on the University of Illinois campus.Railroad association president to give keynote speechOct 3, 2002 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Edward Hamberger, the president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Illinois Railroad Environmental Conference at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 9 (Wednesday) at 314 Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana.Guidelines governing human-subject research deterring scholars, expert saysOct 11, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Social science research on university campuses is being stifled by "hyperzealous" rules that bear little relation to the goal of protecting human subjects from unethical or unprofessional behavior, an expert from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign writes.Labor unions, income inequality, and today's economyOct 16, 2012 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... Wilma Liebman, a visiting professor in the College of Law and the School of Labor and Employment RelationsCompeting GOP tax plans renew debate about value of deductionsOct 27, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - If a presidential election is looming, it's inevitable that the law many Americans love to hate - the federal income tax - will come under attack from candidates. While this election cycle is no different, two competing plans from GOP rivals renew an important public policy question: Why have tax deductions at all?Vegetable lovers should be viewed as different from fruit aficionadosNov 12, 2004 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Health educators and dietitians ought to be more precise the next time they advise Americans that "vegetables and fruit are good for you," according to a study by a nutritional expert at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Expert: New inflation index could reduce budget deficitNov 21, 2011 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - With its Nov. 23 deadline looming, the congressional "super-committee" charged with reducing the federal budget deficit may change how the government measures inflation, which could raise tax revenues and lower government expenses such as Social Security, a University of Illinois expert on taxation and retirement issues says.Expert: Long-term care health coverage a hidden casualty of economic slideDec 4, 2008 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Many Americans have lost more than just retirement savings amid a year-long economic meltdown that has sliced the U.S. stock market's value by nearly half in a little over a year, a University of Illinois elder law expert says.U. of I. law professor receives honorary doctorate in SwitzerlandDec 6, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois law professor William J. Davey has received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Berne in recognition of his longtime efforts to promote fair international trade.Environmentalist lawyer seeks common ground in property-rights debateDec 6, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Don't blame just Hurricane Katrina for leaving New Orleans in shambles or single out wildfires for thousands of homes reduced to rubble this year across southern California, a University of Illinois law professor says.Why same-sex marriage proponents will eventually succeedDec 9, 2009 9:00 am3 views A Minute With™... law professor David MeyerSmoking ban has stirred strong passions, but will soon fade, expert saysDec 13, 2007 9:00 am3 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A looming ban that will snuff out smoking in public places across Illinois lit up a fiery debate that rivaled abortion, gun control and society's other hottest-button issues, a University of Illinois research scientist says.February continues yearlong stagnation of Illinois economyMar 3, 2003 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - February marked another month with no significant change from the yearlong period of stagnation that has beset the Illinois economy.Changes in corporate legal structures to be topic of Chicago conferenceMar 31, 2004 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Changes in corporate legal structures will be the focus of a conference sponsored by the University of Illinois College of Law April 23 (Friday) at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago.Striking a balance between Internet freedoms and cybersecurityApr 26, 2012 9:00 am4 views A Minute With™... Jay P. Kesan, a professor of lawSocial Security not in peril as President Bush suggests, expert saysMay 13, 2005 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Social Security is not "in crisis," "unsustainable," or even "bankrupt" - words that President George W. Bush has used to rally support behind his campaign to alter the retirement and insurance program - according to an article by a law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Obama faces stiff challenges, even if Democrats unite, U. of I. expert saysJun 3, 2008 9:00 am4 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - History shows Democrats will unite behind Barack Obama, but the party's likely nominee faces a tougher challenge than many expect in his bid to become the nation's first black president, a University of Illinois political expert says.