Pizzanomics popular pick on university course menu

September 22, 2015

Pizza is huge business — driving 10% of food service sales nationally. More than 9 out of 10 Americans saying they consume pizza regularly.

It’s no surprise, says the Belleville News Democrat, that universities are offering more courses based on “pizzanomics,” and the latest example is the brainchild of an assistant economics professor at McKendree University in Southern Illinois near St. Louis. Special Topics — Economic Analysis of the Pizza Industry is a 300-level course taught by Eric Abrams. Abrams and his students discuss weighty topics like the fluctuating prices of commodities used to make pizza and the lobbying power of pizza chains on legislation. But…