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Jadrian Wooten is a collegiate associate professor with the Virginia Tech Department of Economics and is the author of Parks and Recreation and Economics. He writes on various topics each week in his Monday Morning Economist newsletter and has been featured in USA Today, Inside Higher Ed, Newsweek, TIME Magazine, BBC Radio, and NBC News, among scores of other local and national media outlets.
Check out some of his recent contributions below:
Spook-onomics: the global boost of Halloween
BBC World News
The ancient festival has become a multi-billion dollar business and is expected to break spending records again this year.
The Big Business of Spooky Season
For many the holiday is an excuse to indulge in outlandish outfits and Instagram-worthy home items—but the festivities come with a high cost.
US Jobseekers Face Tougher Search Despite Robust Market
As hiring in the United States cools, jobseekers like 24-year-old Simpson have a harder time finding suitable work, even as data suggests the labor market remains strong.
List of National Parks, Museums, Buildings Closed in a Government Shutdown
Every second counts as disagreement in Congress is leading closer to a government shutdown that would affect millions of Americans in different ways.
Deal on debt limit 'possible' by week's end
LiveNow with Fox
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy maintains that there could be a deal reached on the debt limit by the end of the week. Jadrian Wooten with Virginia Tech joined LiveNOW from FOX.
Why Are Tickets So Expensive?
Sue O’Connell spoke with Jadrian Wooten, collegiate associate professor of economics at Virginia Tech, to talk about how companies are raising prices and how performers have responded.
Bank failures show us what not to do with our own finances
Money News & Moves: Remembering important money-managing lessons that some bank execs apparently forgot.
Louisville or London? U.S. Beyoncé fans share why they're opting for European tickets
With ticket prices surging at some North American tour locations, fans have decided their money is better spent on a trip and a show.
Expert says bank runs are reminiscent of pandemic ‘panic buying’
With concerns still swirling around the U.S. banking sector, one expert said bank runs are comparable to “panic buying” that occurred in stores at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020.
Netflix password sharing and the power of behavioural economics
By the end of March, video streaming service Netflix has plans to advance the crack down on password sharing for U.S. subscribers.