blog posts Bankruptcy filings expected to rebound in wake of reform, scholar says Oct 9, 2006 9:00 am10 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. U. of I. scholar: Illinois could weather recession better than nation Oct 30, 2007 9:00 am10 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois would likely fare better than the nation if the sagging U.S. economy plunges into a recession amid a worrisome housing market slump and sub-prime loan crisis, a University of Illinois economist says. Professor of law Thomas S. Ulen recognized with Swanlund Chair Nov 19, 2003 9:00 am10 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. Why the NBA lockout could be a long, bitter dispute Nov 20, 2007 9:00 am10 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoy Flash Index of Illinois economy on upward trend Apr 1, 2004 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index continued its steady climb of recent months, reaching 99.5 in March, up from 99.0 in February and 98.5 in January. Elder law expert: Ryan plan would fundamentally change Medicare Apr 7, 2011 2:45 pm11 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. Death, injury benefits a casualty of new war strategy, study says Apr 8, 2010 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A hole in public policy is shortchanging U.S. soldiers and civilian workers who become casualties of a new-age war strategy that leans heavily on private contractors, a new University of Illinois study says. Fed juggling inflation, economy as it considers rate cut, U. of I. expert says Apr 29, 2008 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Mounting worries about inflation will weigh on the Federal Reserve Board this week as it mulls a seventh cut in short-term interest rates in the last eight months, a University of Illinois economist says. If an Illinois tax increase is necessary, why doesn't the legislature pass one? May 6, 2010 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... Rick Winkel, the director of the Office of Public Leadership and Public Affairs How taxes on health insurance benefits might affect you Jun 9, 2009 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. Kaplan Job picture in Illinois not as bright as elsewhere, report indicates Jun 20, 2007 9:00 am11 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. Executive pay reform unlikely to reduce systemic risk in economy Jul 14, 2011 11:00 am11 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. How can one make the most of Social Security benefits? Sep 10, 2008 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard Kaplan Only time will tell whether bailout plan can succeed, U. of I. expert says Sep 22, 2008 9:00 am11 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A historic government bailout proposal has slowed the bleeding on Wall Street, but the jury is still out on whether it can cure the nation's troubled financial system, a University of Illinois economist says. How much, and when, should NCAA athletes be paid for commercial use of their image? Dec 12, 2012 9:00 am11 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoy Expert: Fiscal cliff deal yields tax certainty at expense of simplification Jan 3, 2013 9:00 am12 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. What's the danger in putting the state lottery online? Jan 9, 2012 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... John W. Kindt, a professor of business and legal policy U. of I. professor nominated as trustee for social security, medicare programs Feb 12, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown will be nominated by President Bush to serve on the board of trustees for the nation's Social Security and Medicare programs, the White House announced Tuesday. Legal scholar to talk on lawyers as 'upholders of human dignity' Feb 16, 2004 9:00 am12 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. February continues yearlong stagnation of Illinois economy Mar 3, 2003 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - February marked another month with no significant change from the yearlong period of stagnation that has beset the Illinois economy. Social Security still imperiled, says scholar who promoted Bush plan Mar 17, 2006 9:00 am12 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. New U. of I. president to deliver lecture on leadership April 11 Mar 30, 2005 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - B. Joseph White, the president of the University of Illinois, will deliver the 2005 Leighton Lecture at 4:30 p.m. April 11 (Monday) in 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign. Changes in corporate legal structures to be topic of Chicago conference Mar 31, 2004 9:00 am12 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. Chancellor to give Derber Lecture on building an integrated workplace Apr 1, 2003 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Nancy Cantor, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the Annual Milton Derber Lecture about the role of the university in building an integrated workplace. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. April 8 (Tuesday) at the Wagner Education Center at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, 504 E. Armory Ave., Champaign. Poll: Most still undecided about constitutional convention for Illinois Apr 15, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Support is lagging for Illinois' first constitutional convention in four decades, but could get a boost from growing unrest over political in-fighting that many citizens fear has paralyzed state government, according to a new University of Illinois poll. Striking a balance between Internet freedoms and cybersecurity Apr 26, 2012 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Jay P. Kesan, a professor of law Shutting down Internet gambling in the U.S. Apr 28, 2011 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... Social Security not in peril as President Bush suggests, expert says May 13, 2005 9:00 am12 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. The uphill road facing the Blagojevich defense May 17, 2011 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... law professor J. Steven Beckett State retirees prepare to pay their own health premiums May 18, 2012 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. Kaplan Obama faces stiff challenges, even if Democrats unite, U. of I. expert says Jun 3, 2008 9:00 am12 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. Why the NBA lockout could be in a long, bitter dispute Jun 29, 2009 9:00 am12 views A Minute With™... labor and law professor Michael LeRoy Confidence a key to recent economic initiatives, U. of I. expert says Jul 25, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Restoring confidence in the sputtering U.S. economy is at the heart of recent moves to shore up the nation's lagging financial and housing markets, a University of Illinois economist says. New guide explores making the most of Social Security Sep 4, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Many older Americans may be shortchanging their golden years by tapping into Social Security too soon, according to a University of Illinois expert who has studied the federal retirement program for nearly two decades. Depression-era failings behind recent Wall Street bailouts, expert says Sep 17, 2008 9:00 am12 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Lessons from the Great Depression are likely guiding an unprecedented wave of government bailouts now propping up American International Group Inc. and other cash-strapped financial firms, a University of Illinois economist says. Boards that oversee human-subject research need overhaul Nov 9, 2005 9:00 am12 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. Encore of corporate tax holiday unlikely to stimulate economy Apr 17, 2011 9:00 am13 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. Study predicts crop-production costs will jump dramatically in 2009 Jul 23, 2008 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Soaring energy prices will yield sharp increases for corn and soybean production next year, cutting into farmers' profits and stretching already high food costs, according to a new University of Illinois study. A second round of tax rebates likely, U. of I. economist says Nov 3, 2008 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Taxpayers may be in store for another windfall next year as the federal government tries to prop up an economy that could be spiraling toward its deepest recession in nearly three decades, a University of Illinois economist predicts. Expert: New inflation index could reduce budget deficit Nov 21, 2011 9:00 am13 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 slide Dec 4, 2008 9:00 am13 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. Legal expert says Ryan commutation would send wrong message Dec 5, 2008 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A University of Illinois law professor who twice helped nominate former Illinois Gov. George Ryan for a Nobel Peace Prize says it would be a mistake to commute the 74-year-old Republican's prison sentence in a federal corruption scheme. Labor nominee an advocate for workplace balance, U. of I. expert says Dec 19, 2008 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - President-elect Barack Obama's choice for labor secretary would work to restore equality in a U.S. workforce that has seen the balance of power shift too far toward management, a University of Illinois labor expert says. Mandates would crimp benefits of new bank capital, expert says Dec 22, 2009 9:00 am13 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An old-but-new-again line of hybrid securities could solve the "too-big-to-fail" problem that spawned billions of dollars in unpopular government bailouts to prop up the nation's banking industry, a University of Illinois legal expert says. Increased insecurity in pensions and retirement Jan 23, 2006 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... law professor Richard L. Kaplan Will Indiana's new 'right-to-work' law create more jobs? Feb 1, 2012 9:00 am14 views A Minute With™... Labor and law professor Michael LeRoy Medicare's clouded future to be topic of Elder Law Lecture Feb 19, 2004 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Marilyn Moon, the vice president of the American Institutes for Research, will talk about Medicare's clouded future beginning at 12:30 p.m. March 1 (Monday) in the Max L. Rowe Auditorium at the College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Ave, Champaign. Her talk is the annual Elder Law Lecture. Agricultural biotechnology to be focus of two-day conference at Illinois Mar 29, 2004 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Genetically modified organisms and their relationship to intellectual property rights will be the topic of a conference at the University of Illinois. New online textbooks target students raised in the computer age Apr 1, 2008 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -Textbooks have helped turn out job-ready graduates for years, but might not be the best way to connect with a new generation of tech-savvy students who carry laptop computers to class instead of pen and paper, a University of Illinois law professor says. Flash Index of Illinois economy falls for second straight month Apr 3, 2006 9:00 am14 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois Flash Economic Index fell in March to 105.9 from its 106.6 reading in February. The index has declined over the last two months from its eight-year high in January of 107.1.