Issues in Political Economy: 2016-2017 Information

Issues in the Political Economy is a student run undergraduate research journal. For more information check out our page. January 15th 2017- Submission deadline for presentation at IPE's 24th Annual Conference                                              email: January 31st 2017- Deadline for research paper submission (Volume 26)                                            email: February 10th 2017- Deadline for presenters to email papers                                               email: February 24th- 26th 2017- IPE's 24th Annual Conference held in New York City at the Eastern Economic Association’s annual meeting: The Sheraton, New York Times Square Hotel. There will be a reception will be held on Friday, February 24th, from 6:00-9:00pm for all students and faculty mentors.  The reception is free and there will be a cash bar. Please review the guidelines before submitting your research papers   … [Read more...]

Meet Thomas Swift

The Economics Department of  The University of Mary Washington is proud to have Thomas K. Swift as an adjunct Instructor. At the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Swift has taught Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics (200-level courses) as well as Environmental and Resource Economics and Industrial Economics (300- level courses). At the College of Business, he has taught Economics for Business (300-level course) and Managerial Economics, a 500-level course for MBA students. His academic degrees include a B.A. from Ashland College, a M.A. from Case Western Reserve University, and a D.B.A from Anglia Polytechnic University. Dr. Swift has extensive knowledge of the manufacturing sector, competitive intelligence, and market research within an international context, as well as business cycle analysis. He recently developed a leading indicator of the US business cycle that leads cycle peaks (end of expansion) by eight months and cycle troughs (end of … [Read more...]

2016 Department Awards and Honors

This year's students that were honored with department awards are Margaret Claire Chenault, Adam Smith Award John S. Rowley, Henry W. Heweston Award Victoria Marie Sheil, James Harvey Dodd Award Sarah Anne Van Giezen, Departmental Honors in Economics Congratulations eagles.   Click here for more information on awards offered by the economics department … [Read more...]

Declaration Day

The Economics Department is hosting a Major Declaration Greet and Meet on April 7, 2016. Come by the econ house from 2:30pm- 4:00pm to chat with professors and have some snacks. You can also get declaration forms signed to officially claim your major or minor. … [Read more...]

Upcoming Required Courses Offered

Economics Major Required Courses Tentative Course Offerings 2016-17 Fall 2016 Econ 300 – Introduction to Economic Analysis Econ 361 – Introductory Econometrics Econ 375 – American Economic History Econ 303 – Microeconomics Econ 304 - Macroeconomics Spring 2017 Econ 300 – Introduction to Economic Analysis Econ 462 – Advanced Economic Analysis Econ 374 – History of Economic Thought Econ 303 - Microeconomics Econ 304 - Macroeconomics … [Read more...]

Present Your Undergraduate Research

What: Economic Scholars Program (ESP) Where: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas When: March 31, 2016 The Economics Scholars Program (ESP) is a collaborative effort between Austin College and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to foster the involvement of undergraduate economics students in all facets of research. The cornerstone of the ESP is the annual ESP Conference. Since 2007, student scholars and faculty from institutions across the U.S. and Canada have come together to share undergraduate student-initiated research.  UMW students have participated for the past 5 years, presenting research from their Econ 300, 361, 462, or 499 classes. There are a variety of ways to participate: Presenters Current undergraduates who are conducting independent or coauthored original research in all fields of economics and finance are encouraged to submit a paper for consideration. Papers can be empirical, theoretical or analytical in nature. All papers submitted will be reviewed by the … [Read more...]

Internships for Economic Students

Several internships are available for Spring 2016 Flexible schedule, open to all economic majors and minors, possibility to be paid, located on campus Center for Economic Research The interns for the Center for Economic Research will be gathering, formatting and preparing regional and national economic data for publication in a newsletter. In addition, they will be helping to disseminate information about the Center and providing additional assistance, as needed, to staff of the Economics Department. Interns should be able to be scheduled for 4 to 5 hours per week. Center for Economic Education The University of Mary  Washington is one of several centers for economic education as a member of the Virginia Council on Economic Education.  Interns will help provide resources for economic education to elementary through high school students.   If you are interested and would like further information please email … [Read more...]

Save the Date – Reception for Dr. Stageberg April 17

Students, Faculty and Alumni are invited to attend a reception honoring Dr. Stephen Stageberg on the occasion of his retirement after 33 years at the University of Mary Washington.  The reception will be held Thursday, April 17 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm at EconHouse. … [Read more...]

Taylor Knight named editor-in-chief of peer review board for the Economic Scholars Program

Taylor Knight, a senior economics major at the University of Mary Washington, has been named the editor-in-chief on the peer review board for the Economic Scholars Program (ESP). ESP is an annual conference highlighting undergraduate research in economics and business held at The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in Dallas, Texas. It is designed to foster the involvement of undergraduate economics students in all areas in the field of economics.  Taylor will also be attending the conference at the end of March and presenting her research, along with 5 other UMW economics majors. … [Read more...]

Calling All Economics Students — Spring 2014 Economic Scholars Program

ESP send to Rycroft

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