Advice for Those Pursuing a PhD in Economics or anything else


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!

What Can You Earn With An Economics Degree?

Plenty. According to the article, economics majors start off at $48,800. This does not put economics majors in the top five, but by mid-career economics majors have surpassed some of the careers in the top five.


For other articles showing the value of an economics major, see this:


Hat tip to:
Antony Davies, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Mercatus Affiliated Senior Scholar
George Mason University
Arlington, VA 22201


An Interesting Way to Visualize Economic Distress

From Associated Press Interactive:
The AP Economic Stress Index

An Interesting Way to Visualize Growth

From the World Bank, http://devdata.worldbank.org/DataVisualizer/ World Development Indicators, 2009.

Three Economics Majors Selected for Phi Beta Kappa

Three economics majors–Ashley Jordan, Megan Higgs, and Jaclyn Evans–were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the highly prestigious academic honor society, Congratulations Ashley, Megan, and Jaclyn!

The UMW chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1971 and is known as Kappa of Virginia.

ODE Selects New Members

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the international economics honor society, selected new members at its recent Spring Meeting. The new members are Hart Wood, Jim Platner, Benjamin Saunders, Ryan Klein, Meredith Greenwell, Andrew Snyder-Beattie, Amanda Gardner, Zahra Noor, Michael Gardner, Brian Downing, Matthew Baker, Elyse Menendez, Nathan Boyarsky, Chris Sions, Meredith Flynn, Megan Higgs, Scott Drenkdard, Elizabeth Bernat, Nicole Woodell, Jonathan Blaine, and Robinson Dorion. Officers elected for the 2010-2011 academic year are:
President: Meredith Flynn
Vice President – Scott Drenkard
Treasurer – Michael Gardner
Secretary – Andrew Snyder-Beattie