Dr. Kris Principe

Dr. Kris Principe, assistant professor of economics, was interviewed by Josh Zumbrun of The Wall Street Journal on Dec. 23, 2015, about her article, “Gift-giving and Deadweight Loss,” written with Joseph G. Eisenhauer, dean of the College of Business Administration at University of Detroit Mercy, and originally published in the Journal of Socio-Economics (Volume 38, Issue 2, March 2009).

Zumbrun’s piece appeared in The Wall Street Journal on Christmas Eve.

The authors surveyed their students about holiday gifts they had received and used the information to estimate the “inefficiency of gift-giving.” When asked about the interview, Dr. Principe said that she was “proud to represent Niagara and pleased that Niagara was getting the national recognition it deserves for all of the great work that our faculty does.”