In the News: Akande at CBS on Ferguson Rebuild; Rishe at NFL on Cowboys Valuation

| August 28, 2014

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Benjamin Akande, dean of the Webster University George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, was quoted in CBS MarketWatch’s coverage of how Ferguson and the St. Louis area can address the underlying issues that fueled protests earlier this month:

“I’ve never seen the community have the conversation that it’s having right now,” said Benjamin Ola Akande, dean of the business school at nearby Webster University. “People know this isn’t a Ferguson problem, it’s a St. Louis problem.”

Akande has been looking into communities damaged by unrest. He found two National Bureau of Economic Research studies that showed the negative economic impact of urban riots on African-Americans actually made things worse in the long run. This trend is an especially acute problem for Ferguson.

Read the full article at CBS here.

Rishe Answers: Why are the Cowboys Worth $3.2 Billion?

How are the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys valued $3.2 billion? The American football league’s official NFL Network welcomed Patrick Rishe, professor of economics in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, to discuss the revenue streams that go into such valuations.

Watch the video of Rishe’s interview on NFL Network’s “NFL AM” show here.


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