Theo Zotos wins James Harvey Dodd Award

Congratulations to Senior Theodosious Zotos on winning the James Harvey Dodd Award. The award is given to rising senior economics major who shows academic promise, is interested in graduate study in economics, and is eligible for financial aid. The recipient is chosen by the economics faculty. The funding for the award comes from a generous gift from an anonymous donor.(Prior to 1992, the recipient was a graduating senior economics major planning on attending graduate school in economics.) … [Read more...]

Rycroft Wins Independent Publisher Book Award

Congratulations Dr. Rycroft! UMW Economics Professor Robert S. Rycroft has won a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award for The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty. The two-set encyclopedia released last May was awarded a bronze medal in the reference category. “I wanted to address the wide range of issues that have influenced, currently influence and will influence the way the middle class see the world,” Rycroft said of his winning book. Those issues include economics, labor, education, housing, politics, public policy, health, crime, norms and culture. Robert S. Rycroft has won a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Award for The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty. (Norm Shafer).“It is not a textbook. Rather it is a reference book likely to be found in many libraries’ reference sections as an aid to students doing research in the general area of the American middle class,” Rycroft said. “Putting the book … [Read more...]

Seven Students Attend Economics Scholar Program at the Dallas Fed

Congrats to all our econ majors that just came back from Dallas, Texas! Seven students attended the Dallas Federal Undergraduate Research Conference. Three presented research, three attended the poster board session, and one attended as a discussant. There they were able to network with influential people at the Dallas FED in addition to meeting other students from all around the country.  They spent the entire day on Friday presenting and listening to presentations. Presenters Allison Jakubek: Title: Take me out to the Ball Game? The Effect of Crime on Major League Baseball Game Attendance Major League Baseball attendance has been examined since the league’s establishment in 1869. Winning percentage, opponent quality, and stadium quality have all been deemed significant determinants of increasing attendance, but deterring factors have yet to be closely examined. Since a majority of professional sports stadiums are constructed in economically poor, crime ridden areas, it … [Read more...]

Phi Beta Kappa Hosts Visiting Scholar Lydia Liu

UMW’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Kappa of Virginia, and the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication are pleased to announce this year’s annual Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lydia H. Liu. Professor Liu is a theorist of media and translation, a professor of comparative literature, and a bilingual writer in Chinese and English. She is Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities, director of Columbia’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and founding director of the Tsinghua-Columbia Center for Translingual and Transcultural Studies at Tsinghua University, Beijing. Her publications include The Clash of Empires: The Invention of China in Modern World Making; Translingual Practice: Literature, National Culture, and Translated Modernity; and, more recently, The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory (co-editor/co-translator). As a creative writer in Chinese, she is the author of The Nesbit Code, a mock detective story. Professor … [Read more...]

Congratulations Dr. Rycroft!

Professor of Economics Professor Robert Rycroft recently had a book published: The Economics of Inequality, Discrimination, Poverty and Mobility, 2nd Edition, Routledge. Description: If there was any question before, there is no longer a question today: inequality, discrimination, poverty, and mobility are prominent national issues. The notion of "The American Dream" has been sold to generations of young Americans as the idea that working hard and following your dreams will allow you to break through any barriers in your path and inevitably lead to success. However, recent findings on inequality, discrimination, poverty, and mobility show that "The American Reality" is very different. … [Read more...]

Dr. Ray receives the Waple Professorship Award!

Congratulations Dr. Ray for being one of the UMW faculty to receive the Waple Professorship Award for her project " Supporting Student Success in Introductory Economics Courses".  This award was named after UMW alum Shirley Van Epps Waple 52', the professorship honors excellence in teaching, research and scholarship across various disciplines at the university. The award will provide Dr. Ray a chance to produce new, vital knowledge for the economics department. … [Read more...]

Economic Conferences

Congratulations and good luck to economics students presenting their research at economic conferences this year. At the Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference in Boston, Theodosius Zotos will be presenting his paper, Is Macroeconomics Broken?, which is an analysis of the 2008 financial crisis. Christian Potter will be presenting his paper, The Economic Effects of a Nation Wide Cap and Trade Regulatory System. Parker Coon will also be presenting at the conference and Dr. Greenlaw will be the faculty advisor for the trip scheduled March 1, 2018. Allison Jakubek, Margaret Gallagher, Sarah Manugo, Christian Potter, Liam Missios, Zainab Imbabi, and Wyatt Priddy will be headed to Dallas this April. There Dr. Lee will join them as they present their research at the Economics Scholars Program. … [Read more...]

Meet and Greet with Richmond Fed

The Career Center will be hosting the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for a 'Lunch and Learn' event on Thursday, March 1st from 12:30-1:30 in the University Center Capital Room. Pizza and Drinks will be served! They will be discussing its role in daily life, consumer accountability, and the JOBS available for UMW graduates. … [Read more...]

Issues in Political Economy: 2018 Information

Issues in the Political Economy is a student-run undergraduate research journal. For more information check out our page. January 15th, 2018- Submission deadline for presentation at IPE's 25th Annual Conference                                              email: January 31st 2018- Deadline for research paper submission (Volume 26)                                            email: February 16th, 2018- Deadline for presenters to email papers                                               email: March 2 -4, 2018- IPE's 25th Annual Conference held in Boston, MA at the Eastern Economic Association’s annual meeting: The Boston Sheraton.   Please review the guidelines before submitting your research papers   … [Read more...]

Meet Raymond Mataloni

The Economics Department of  The University of Mary Washington is proud to have Dr. Raymond J. Mataloni Jr. as an adjunct Instructor. Dr. Mataloni has taught Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 202) and Investment Analysis (Econ 322) at the College of Arts and Sciences for the past few years. As an alumnus of Mary Washington, Dr. Mataloni knows the value of a Mary Washington education and has unique insights that translate in the classroom. As an undergraduate at the University of Mary Washington, Dr. Mataloni received a BA in Business Administration. He then went on to attain a Masters in Economics from George Mason University and a PhD in Economics from American University with a specialization in International Economics. In addition to teaching, Dr. Mataloni is also the Assistant Division Chief for Research and Analysis, Balance of Payments Division, at the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. … [Read more...]