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.

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

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

What are the Four Factors of Production?

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 training; and self-employment. He has published extensively on these issues both for academic and policy audiences, and has also led and/or been involved in projects for various government and other bodies. He has won two national teaching awards and a commendation from the UK Higher Education Acadmy’s Economics Network and was an inaugural winner of the Swansea Distinguished Teaching Award.