Mini-Economy:Creating a Memorable Classroom Experience

The Center for Economic Education at UMW and George Mason University are introducing a program called “Mini-Economy: Creating A Memorable Classroom Experience” This event will be held on the University of Mary Washington Stafford Campus. Registration is free of charge and this event is open to all 3rd through middle school educators.Program Overview:The Mini-Economy is an experience-based program used to teach entrepreneurship, economics, and government. Students immerse themselves in a classroom economy: applying for jobs, running businesses, paying taxes, making investments. Your students will master essential economic principles while getting cross-curricular exposure to math, reading, and writing. On top of invaluable teamwork and negotiation skills, students learn their role in the global marketplace.You can learn more & register by clicking the link below:   … [Read more...]

Let’s go, Joey Peppersack, bring home the gold! … [Read more...]

UMW Fulbright Scholar: Economics alumna Hannah Rothwell … [Read more...]

Rycroft to Publish Book on Inequality in America

On June 30, College of Business Senior Lecturer Kimberley Kinsley and Professor of Economics Robert Rycroft will have a book published, Inequality in America: Causes and Consequences, Santa Barbara, CA:ABC-CLIO. It is an edited book consisting of 35 essays written by 50 authors, with substantial contributions from Kinsley and Rycroft. Kinsley wrote a chapter about civil justice. Rycroft, along with Lauren DiRago-Duncan ’15, now a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kentucky, wrote a chapter on labor markets. Both Kinsley and Rycroft wrote the preface and a chapter on wealth inequality. In addition, Assistant Professor of Education Christy Irish, along with Allison Ward Parsons from George Mason University’s College of Education and Human Development, wrote a chapter on education reform policies. President Troy Paino wrote the introduction.   … [Read more...]

A message from the Economics Department Chair, Dr. Margaret Ray

Congratulations to our class of 2020 economics majors! You met the challenges of a rigorous curriculum and what you have learned will serve you well in your future endeavors. Please stay in touch and let us know what you're up to. We hope to celebrate your accomplishment in more traditional ways when that becomes possible. Until then, great job and welcome to "Tribe Econ"!! … [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...]