New Economic Inquiry Study Finds Marijuana Access Leads to Reductions in Opioid-related Deaths

A new study led by Nathan Chan, assistant professor of resource economics, finds that access to marijuana reduces opioid-related deaths. 

The study examined how the changing legal status of marijuana has impacted mortality in the United States over the past two decades. Investigators found that legalization and access to recreational marijuana reduced annual opioid mortality in the range of 20% to 35%, with particularly pronounced effects for synthetic opioids (e.g., fentanyl).

Nathan Chan awarded 2018-19 Mutual Mentoring Micro Grant

Nathan Chan, assistant professor of resource economics, has been awarded a 2018-19 Mutual Mentoring Micro Grant from the Institute for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Development (TEFD).

Micro Grants are intended to encourage early-career faculty to identify desirable areas for professional growth, and to develop the necessary mentoring relationships to make such opportunities possible. Each grant provides up to $1,500 for one year to individual pre-tenure faculty.


Spotlight: Young Alumni in Business Panel

Michael Brown '15 and Kyle Ostrander '15, both resource economics majors, are featured on this 'Young Alumni in Business' panel where they talked about their careers in business and how a non-business major helped them get there. 

SBS Pathways presents a professional development workshop series with Matt Nagler

SBS will be holding a three-part student-friendly professional development series for undergraduate students in the spring semester. The series will teach students the best ways to stand out and highlight their strengths, common pitfalls to avoid, and the key traits and qualifications employers wish more entry-level professionals would bring to the workplace. Matt Nagler '99, Managing Partner at BANKW Staffing, will be leading the workshops. Learn more and register today!