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Greece Bailout Deal: What it Means for the Country

"There are now some real glimmers of hope," Boston College economics professor Peter Ireland told ABC News in regard to the 85 billion euro bailout deal.  Professor Bob Murphy weighed in on how the Greek prime minister will need to argue the case for the deal to his party in Parliament and to the Greek people.

5 Things to Know About Greece's Latest Proposals

Among the proposals submitted, Greece would "implement in full the 2010 pension reform law" when austerity measures were put in place during their last bailout in 2010. Economics Professor Bob Murphy explains the major points of the proposal.

Fantasy Sports Fans

The market for fantasy sports "keeps on going up and up and up" says BC's Fr. Richard McGowan.

Recent Selected Publications

Kevin E. Cahill, Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, Michael D. Giandrea, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Joseph F. Quinn, "The Impact of Hours Flexibility on Career Employment, Bridge Jobs, and the Timing of Retirement" (02/2014; PDF)

Michael D. Grubb
, "Behavioral Consumers in Industrial Organization" (05/2015; PDF)

Christopher F Baum
, Hans Lööf (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), Pardis Nabavi (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), and Andreas Stephan (Jönkoping International Business School), "A New Approach to Estimation of the R&D-Innovation-Productivity Relationship" (05/2015; PDF)

Scott Fulford
, Ivan Petkov and Fabio Schiantarelli, "Does It Matter Where You Came From? Ancestry Composition and Economic Performance of U.S. Counties, 1850-2010" (05/2015; PDF)