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2012 Commencement Address

Wed, May 23, 2012

Duff Stewart, CEO of GSD&M, delivered the 2012 Department of Economics commencement address on Saturday, May 19th.

Department of Economics Commencement Ceremony Spring 2012

Sat, May 19, 2012 • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM • Gregory Gymnasium

Fri, May 11, 2012

Advisor Wins National Award

Fri, May 11, 2012

The Economics Department is pleased to announce that Sarah McKay has been awarded the 2012 NACADA Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit for Academic Advising.

Sandra Black appointed editor of the Journal of Human Resources

Wed, May 2, 2012

Sandra Black, Professor of Economics, Audre and Bernard Rapaport Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs and PRC Faculty Research Associate, has been named editor of the Journal of Human Resources, where she has served as co-editor since 2005. JHR is a top-ranked journal in the fields of Economics (34th of 304 journals) and Industrial Relations & Labor (2nd of 22 journals).

Sandra Black looks at the long-term effects of school starting age and family background

Wed, May 2, 2012

“Redshirting” is a popular term among parents of the pre-K set, and it has a lot of parents asking a familiar question: Is my child ready to start kindergarten, or would she or he benefit from delaying this debut into the world of no naps, homework, grades and real scissors?

Economics Student Named Dean’s Distinguished Graduate

Wed, Mar 28, 2012

Economics senior Jean Nava is one of twelve Liberal Arts students recently named Dean’s Distinguished Graduates by the College of Liberal Arts.

2012 Arlitt Lecture - Economics in Action

Thu, Mar 22, 2012

Preston McAfee, Vice President and Research Fellow at Yahoo! Research, has been chosen as the speaker for the 2012 William H. Arlitt, Jr. Lectureship in Economics.

From left: Sahil Jain, Affonso Reis and David Kendrick

Jain Award Winner Announced

Thu, Feb 16, 2012

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce that Affonso Reis has been selected as the inaugural winner of the Jain Award for Best Computational Economics Paper. Reis was chosen as the first recipient of the award for his paper “Agent-based Modeling in MATLAB: Demographic Simulations with Power Competition, Combat-Fearing Agents, Reallocation Costs and Finite Natural Resources”.

Department of Economics Awarded Course Transformation Grant

Wed, Jan 18, 2012

The Department of Economics has been awarded a Course Transformation Program grant to support the redesign of two large, undergraduate economics courses. The three year grant will allow the department to review and restructure ECO 304K Introduction to Microeconomics and ECO 304L Introduction to Macroeconomics. The Course Transformation Program (CTP) is an initiative of the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost designed to promote greater success in large, lower division gateway courses. In its second year, the program supports the redesign of these integral courses by partnering departments with two internal faculty led advisory panels, the Research and Assessment Advisory Panel and the Educational Technology and Learning Analytics Advisory Panel.