Le Ceiba Microfinance Institution

View the Video Le Ceiba Microfinance Institution A video showing the good works of Le Ceiba-- a microfinance institution operating in Honduras-- an outstanding service learning opportunity from the UMW Department of Economics. … [Read more...]

UMW Economics Majors Compete in 5th District Fed Challenge

A Video.... Scenes from the Event Part I Scenes from the Event Part II … [Read more...]

ODE Inducts New Members

Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honor society, inducted 12 new members during the Fall 2011 semester.  They are Matt Cronin, David Ritter, Aaron McPherson, Chris Rieve, David Heller, Marissa Yoder, Colin Jennings, Alexander Larmour, Tatiana Farmmarzi, Peter Wingrove, Jordan Freeland, and Johnathan Blake. Professor Robert Rycroft, advisor to the UMW chapter of ODE, is a member of the national Board of Directors of ODE and the Chair of the Board of Trustees. … [Read more...]

The Economics Club in Action

The UMW Economics Club sponsored the movie "Too Big to Fail" in November. Spirit Rock … [Read more...]

Three Economics Majors Selected for Phi Beta Kappa

Laura Dick, Rebecca Presor, and Peter Wingrove were selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious honor society for the liberal arts. www.pbk.org They join Jaci Evans, Megan Higgs, and Ashley Jordan in the graduating class. … [Read more...]

Jonathan Levin Wins John Bates Clark Award for 2011

Jonathan Levin, an economist at Stanford University where Christine Exley '09 is studying, has won this year's prestigious John Bates Clark Award from the American Economic Association. See the story in The Economist http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2011/04/economics_1?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/jonathanlevinwinsjonbatesmedla … [Read more...]

Economics Major Elsa Lee Wins First Place in National Economic Education Video Competition

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Economics Speaker this Afternoon

Paul Latreille, from Swansea University in the UK, will be talking tonight on "Jimi Hendrix On Workplace Mediation: Are You Experienced" at 5pm in Jepson 219. The talk will go no more than an hour, and the econometric results are quite interesting. Here’s Paul’s bio: Paul L Latreille (BSc, PhD) is a Reader in Economics at Swansea University and Director of the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT). He holds a visiting position at Westminster Business School's Centre for Employment Research, is a Research Fellow of the IZA, Bonn and an Associate of the Higher Education Academy Economics Network. During 2008-9 he was the ESRC Visiting Research Fellow at Acas working on a series of projects under the heading A Place for Mediation in Workplace Conflict Management. Research interests focus on workplace conflict, mediation and Employment Tribunals (ETs); disability and its impact on labour market outcomes; economic inactivity; the determinants and impact of vocational … [Read more...]

Advice for Those Pursuing a PhD in Economics or anything else

http://matt.might.net/articles/ways-to-fail-a-phd/ … [Read more...]

Congratulations Christine!

The UMW Economics Department congratulates Christine Exley '09 for successfully completing her first year in the Stanford University graduate economics program (http://economics.stanford.edu/graduate/graduate-degree-program) and passing her comps. Way to go! … [Read more...]