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Are you interested in an accounting or finance-related career?

Need more information?

Wed, Nov 15, 2006

Plan to attend one of the following ECO MPA Path information sessions:

Tuesday, November 28 12:30-1:30 p.m. BRB 1.118
Wednesday, November 29 4:00-5:00 p.m. BRB 2.136
Learn about the curriculum, career opportunities, how to apply.
For more information, please contact the MPA/PPA Office at (512) 471-6559 or McCombsMPA@mccombs.utexas.edu . Or visit the ECO MPA website at: www.mccombs.utexas.edu/dept/accounting/mpa/eco-mpa.












UT Economics and ITAM Exhange Conference

November 17-18, 2006

Tue, Oct 31, 2006

UT Economics and ITAM Conference, November 17-18, 2006

Keeping with tradition, it is UT Austin's turn to host the 6th annual joint conference in economics with the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). The two-day conference will take place on Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th, 2006, at the Economics Department at UT.


Temporary Faculty Positions

The Department of Economics invites applications for temporary faculty positions.

Thu, Oct 19, 2006


Affiliated Faculty Member and Associate Dean Brian Roberts appointed as VP for IT

Tue, Oct 10, 2006

Brian E. Roberts, Affiliated Economics Professor and former Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, has been appointed (October 1, 2006) as Vice President for Information Technology.


Advising Center is offering Strategic Advising Session

ALL Sophomore Economics Majors

Wed, Sep 27, 2006

The Economics Undergraduate Advising Office is offering
STRATEGIC ADVISING SESSIONS
to ALL Sophomore Economics Majors!

In these sessions, your advisor can help you tailor your college experience to YOUR specific interests and goals.

If you are a sophomore, you NEED to schedule a Strategic Advising Session! Contact the Economics Undergraduate Advising Office at:

(512) 471-2973 or advisor@eco.utexas.edu.


Sept 27-29 All sophomores
Oct. 2-6: Last names A-G
Oct. 9-13 Last names H-N
Oct. 16-20 Last names M-Z


Arlitt Lecture featuring N. Gregory Mankiw

October 18, 2006, 5:00 pm GEO 2.324

Fri, Sep 1, 2006

Lecture is open to the public


Two Economic Graduate Student to Receive NSF Fellowships

R.J. Briggs and Teresa Stafford awarded two year research fellowships

Tue, Aug 22, 2006


Economics Welcomes New Visiting Lecturer

Hilal Yilmaz, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tue, Aug 22, 2006


Your Economics Librarian at PCL

Need help finding resources for a paper? Want to impress them at your next interview with knowledge of the company?

Tue, Aug 22, 2006


Economics Welcomes New Associate Professor

Eugenio Miravete, Ph.D. Northwestern

Mon, Aug 14, 2006


Economics Welcomes New Assistant Professor

M. Fatih Guvenen, Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon

Mon, Aug 7, 2006


Economics Welcomes Visiting Assistant Professor

Gabriel Basaluzzo, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Tue, Aug 1, 2006


Economics Welcomes New Assistant Professor

Natalia Ramondo, Ph.D. University of Chicago

Thu, Jul 27, 2006


Faculty Positions

Faculty Recruitment for Fall 2007

Tue, Jul 25, 2006

The Department of Economics invites applications for TWO (or more) tenure-track positions (Assistant Professor), and ONE (or more) tenured positions (Rank Open) that we expect to be available for Fall 2007.


Economist, Engineers Receive $2.9 Million to Study Indoor Environments

Don Fullerton part of multidisciplinary team to research unique field

Tue, Jul 11, 2006

A $2.9 million multidisciplinary graduate program at The University of Texas at Austin aimed at improving indoor environments has been funded by the National Science Foundation. The novel five-year grant is intended to develop a pioneering generation of leaders in the study of indoor environmental quality, and will be led by Environmental Engineering Professor Richard Corsi. Don Fullerton, the Addison Baker Duncan Centennial Professor in Economics, will serve as co-leader, along with Jeffrey Siegel, an assistant professor of architectural engineering, and Kerry Kinney, the Roberta Woods Centennial Fellow in Engineering.


Outstanding Young Texas Exes of 2006 Named

ECO Major Alisa Manning Peppers among four honorees

Thu, Jul 6, 2006

Dina Habib Powell (Plan I Humanities '95) and Alisa Manning Peppers (Economics '90) were each chosen as recipients of the 2006 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Awards.


What Can I Do with an Economics Major?

And what companies recruit ECO majors?

Thu, Jul 6, 2006

The advisors in the Undergraduate Advising Office field these questions and ones similar to them frequently. We all know that Economics is a valuable major. It teaches students how to think critically. Students hone their analytical and quantitative skills, while gaining a broad education in the liberal arts. With an educational background as strong as one obtained with an Economics major, the career opportunities are endless!


Spring 2006 Commencement Information

"For 123 years, our institution has represented this state's greatest aspirations and noblest dreams." William Powers Jr., UT President

Tue, Apr 25, 2006

The Department Economics Commencement Ceremony will be held in Gregory Gym on

Saturday, May 20, 2006
9:00 a.m.

Graduating Students should arrive at the Gregory Annex at 8:00 a.m. for check-in. The doors will open to the public at 8:30 a.m. No tickets necessary.


Economics Honors Symposium

April 27, 2006, BRB 1.118, 5:30 pm

Thu, Apr 20, 2006

The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Economics
Honors Symposium 2006


ECO Major Receives Truman Scholarship

Junior Manasi Deshpande will receive $30,000 for graduate school

Wed, Mar 29, 2006

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has awarded Manasi Deshpande, an honors student majoring in Plan II, economics and mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin, a $30,000 scholarship to pursue her graduate degree.

The scholarship winners were announced Tuesday, March 28 in Washington D.C. This is the ninth consecutive year that a University of Texas at Austin student has been awarded a Truman Scholarship.


Judith Langlois named Interim Dean of COLA

Psychology professor to take over for Richard Lariviere

Fri, Mar 10, 2006


What Can You Do With a B.A. in Economics?

2005 ECO Alumna Katie Moore On Her Job With Media Plus Consulting

Thu, Mar 9, 2006

Ever wondered what you can do with an undergraduate degree in Economics? Aren¢€™t sure how to translate the skills you learned in the classroom to the working world? Wondered how to stand out from the crowd? May 2005 graduate, Katie Moore had those same questions, and found out just how valuable that Economics degree is!


President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas, to Speak at 2006 Economics Commencement Ceremony

Richard W. Fisher will give the keynote address.

Tue, Mar 7, 2006

Richard W. Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2006 Commencement Ceremony for the Department of Economics.
Saturday, May 20, 2006, 9:00 am in Gregory Gymnasium.


The Economics of Pollution Havens

Don Fullerton edits volume in the "New Horizons in Environmental Economics" series

Thu, Jan 19, 2006

A pollution haven may arise if environmental stringency differs between countries, when capital is mobile, and when trade rules allow firms to reallocate and still sell their products to the same customers. This cohesive volume analyzes how country characteristics determine environmental rules, how those rules affect production costs, trade and investment flows, how those flows affect pollution, prices and incomes and finally how all of these last considerations feed back into environmental rules.