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Higher gas taxes can mean cleaner environment

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Assistant Professor of Economics Taha Kasim

“When gasoline taxes increase, there are three behavioral effects on consumption,” said Furman University Assistant Economics Professor Taha Kasim in GSA Business Report. “One, people purchase less gas and drive less; two, demand for fuel-efficient cars increases, and three, households that drive more are the ones driving the fuel-efficient cars.” Kasim spoke to contributor Teresa Cutlip about his work that focuses on the lesser-researched third behavioral effect of increased gas taxes. In terms of policy measures, Kasim says gasoline taxes are much more impactful than other measures aimed at reducing pollution generated by gasoline combustion.

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A Record-Breaking Giving Tuesday

The Furman family celebrated this year’s Giving Tuesday with a record number of dollars raised during the event.

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FSO and Oratorio Chorus present Handel’s ‘Messiah’

The performance takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $5-$20.

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Furman professor elected fellow of AAAS

Chemist George Shields is the 11th faculty member at Furman to become a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Furman plays role in NSF grant to advance women in STEM

Advancing STEM Careers by Empowering Network Development involves six partner institutions and up to 75 participants from colleges and universities across three regions.