The Economics of Inequality, Poverty and Discrimination in the 21st Century forthcoming in 2013

New book edited by Professor Robert Rycroft. Pre-order your copy now! … [Read more...]

UMW a Finalist in Fifth Region Fed Challenge

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This semester's Executive-in-Residence is Douglas Dolton '78, CEO of San Francisco Motorsports ( Mr. Dolton was an economics major here. He will give several presentations on this campus on Thursday, November 1 (see schedule … [Read more...]

Fantastic Internship Opportunity for Spring 2013

Dr. Ray is offering a great internship opportunity with the Center for Economic Education this Spring semester. If interested, e-mail her ( a resume and the names of two faculty members who can act as references. … [Read more...]

2012 Poverty Action Conference This Weekend

The 2012 UMW Poverty Action Conference ( to end global poverty will be held on October 5 and 6 2012. … [Read more...]

Careers in Economics – Class of ’12 Edition

Kimberly Suttle '12 is employed as a Research Analyst at the Lexington Institute. Read her recent blog post about a defense industry issue ( … [Read more...]

Economics of Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector Course Featured in Virginia Business magazine.

Virginia Business 2012 Small

  The Economics of Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector course (ECON 324) received the cover and mention in the June 2012 edition of Virginia Business.  The online version of the story can be read here. … [Read more...]

Nicole Cochran Elected to Membership in Phi Beta Kappa

Senior economics major Nicole Cochran was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious liberal arts honor society.  The University of Mary Washington chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is Kappa of Virginia. … [Read more...]

Omicron Delta Epsilon Inducts New Members and Elects Officers

Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honor society, inducted five new members. They are Nicole Cochran, Cooper Lawton, Patrick Marek, Emily Meyer, and Matthew Vasquez. The officers for 2012-2013 are Marissa Yoder (President), Matt Cronin (Vice President), Nicole Cochran (Secretary), and Cooper Lawton (Treasurer). … [Read more...]

UMW Students Participate in Economics Scholars Program

ESP 2012

Economics students recently presented papers at the Economics Scholars Program convention at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. From left to right: Marissa Yoder, Matt Cronin, Professor Margaret Ray, and Maura Monahan. … [Read more...]