The Economics of Inequality, Poverty and Discrimination in the 21st Century forthcoming in 2013

New book edited by Professor Robert Rycroft.

Pre-order your copy now!

UMW a Finalist in Fifth Region Fed Challenge


This semester’s Executive-in-Residence is Douglas Dolton ’78, CEO of San Francisco Motorsports (http://business.umw.edu/eir/2012/08/30/2012-executive-in-residence-doug-dolton/). Mr. Dolton was an economics major here. He will give several presentations on this campus on Thursday, November 1 (see schedule http://business.umw.edu/eir/schedule/).

Economics of Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector Course Featured in Virginia Business magazine.


The Economics of Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector course (ECON 324) received the cover and mention in the June 2012 edition of Virginia Business.  The online version of the story can be read here

Nicole Cochran Elected to Membership in Phi Beta Kappa

Senior economics major Nicole Cochran was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the prestigious liberal arts honor society.  The University of Mary Washington chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is Kappa of Virginia.

Omicron Delta Epsilon Inducts New Members and Elects Officers

Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honor society, inducted five new members. They are Nicole Cochran, Cooper Lawton, Patrick Marek, Emily Meyer, and Matthew Vasquez.

The officers for 2012-2013 are Marissa Yoder (President), Matt Cronin (Vice President), Nicole Cochran (Secretary), and Cooper Lawton (Treasurer).

UMW Students Participate in Economics Scholars Program

Economics students recently presented papers at the Economics Scholars Program convention at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. From left to right: Marissa Yoder, Matt Cronin, Professor Margaret Ray, and Maura Monahan.

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.

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.