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Obesity is not only a public health problem but also a potential contributor to climate change, AUS research finds

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

New research from the Department of Economics at American University of Sharjah finds that obesity may be a significant contributor to climate change.

This research, which was published in the journal Public Health, assessed the connection between the obesity rate and greenhouse gas emissions across the United States over a 15-year period.

According to Dr. Jay Squalli, the author of this study and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics of the School of Business Administration, “This research lies on the premise that obese people are not only heavier to transport but also frequent users of private vehicles. As a result, increased fuel consumption is expected to increase carbon emissions.” He added, “Obese people also consume more food than their leaner counterparts, and that could contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.” He explained that “In order to satisfy larger consumption of food, more pesticides and fertilizers must be used to increase yields, and these larger yields must be then transported to their end users.”

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, School of Business, School of Business Administration, American, Economic, Economics, Department of Economics, Public Health, Obesity, Climate Change, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas, Colorado, West Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee

An Enriching Experience and Opportunity for Students to Get Recognized –  Economist Diwan

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 27, 2017 11:46:42 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

How exciting must it be to get your work recognized and published as an undergrad student? To have your name printed in a journal? To experience, even as an undergrad student, being a part of a process that professors go through? Fortunately, American University of Sharjah (AUS) provides opportunities for its students to gain experience beyond the boundaries of a classroom. Economist Diwan, a new student-run academic journal, offers a platform for AUS students to publish their research in economics and related fields. The journal, which published its first issue this semester, operates under the AUS Department of Economics in the School of Business Administration (SBA), and is the result of the mutual effort between students and Dr. Ismail Genc, Head of the Department of Economics.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, America, School of Business, School of Business Administration, American, Business, Economist Diwan, Economic

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