Media Advisory 11-030
Holiday Stock-ings--An NSF Webcast
How buying gifts and personal satisfaction affect the world economy
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Is spending by U.S. holiday shoppers on gifts that sprout plants resembling hair or sweaters that spontaneously sing Elvis songs really a world economic boon? Joel Waldfogel, the Frederick R. Kappel Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota, takes a unique look at the economic and personal outcomes of gift giving in a National Science Foundation-sponsored webcast.
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