Important Advising Information!

ECON 304, Intermediate Macroeconomics, will ONLY be offered in Fall 2021 next academic year, NOT Spring 2022. Please keep this notice in mind when registering for classes in Fall 2021. For any additional questions, please contact your advisor or the department chair. … [Read more...]

Academic Services Peer Tutoring: ECON 100/201/202

Students in ECON 100/201/202, Aspen Aston is tutoring any students interested. The sessions begin this week (Sunday, 2/7) and will be held virtually through Zoom in a one-on-one setting with the tutor.  ECON tutoring will be offered on Sundays, 2-4:00 PM and Tuesdays 3-5:00 PM. Students can schedule appointments via the Academic Services website or directly through EAB. Aspen has created a quick intro video so students can put a face to a name. To view the video, please use the following link: https://youtu.be/LFqO279aTro Spring 2021 schedule for all Peer Tutoring Subjects along with our Peer Academic Consultant Info should you need help with general study skills.     … [Read more...]

Mary Washington Bike Study Rolls Into Fredericksburg

Last semester, Dr. Humphrey's Social Good Lab course collaborated with Fredericksburg Main Street to install bike racks, shelters, and corrals around town. Their efforts will not only make a positive environmental and economic impact on the community, but also give the students consulting skills that will benefit them in their future careers. For more about their efforts and their impact on the local community, please click the following link: Read more. We would like to congratulate Dr. Humphrey and his students on their outstanding effort to impact our local community! … [Read more...]

Course-Offering ECON 490E- Independent Research

Have you been working on a research project in one of your economics classes? There is an awesome opportunity to polish and present your research project. In this course, students will conduct independent faculty-supervised research on a topic of the student’s choice in economics. The topic needs to be approved by the instructor. It will generally be a research project that a student has been working on from another course. If you have not started a research paper yet, this would be a perfect time to do so. Students are required to present their research in a public forum during the semester, whether that be through a virtual conference or at UMW's Creativity and Research Day.  Class Time and Location: Online Instructor: Amrita Dhar Email: adhar@umw.edu This is an awesome opportunity to build your resume and learn the process of writing a research paper. For more information, please email Dr. Dhar or Brandon Williams. … [Read more...]

Inside the Net: Joey Peppersack

Econ Major Joey Peppersack was featured in Inside the Nest! Check it out! Link here In 2020-21, the University of Mary Washington Athletic Department is continuing its student-athlete spotlight series, "Inside the Nest", presented by Atlantic Union Bank. Each month, we will be celebrating student-athletes from different communities within our department, as a partnership with the James Farmer Multicultural Center's Cultural Awareness series. In October, we will celebrate Disabilities Awareness Month. … [Read more...]

Inside the Nest: Brandon Williams

Economics Aide Brandon Williams was featured in this week's Inside The Nest! In 2020-21, the University of Mary Washington Athletic Department is continuing its student-athlete spotlight series, "Inside the Nest", presented by Atlantic Union Bank. Each month, we will be celebrating student-athletes from different communities within our department, as a partnership with the James Farmer Multicultural Center's Cultural Awareness series. From September 15-October 15, we will celebrate Latino Identities Month.  … [Read more...]

Dr. Margaret Ray and Dr. Brad Hansen are presenting today @ 4:00!!

Dr. Margaret Ray and Dr. Brad Hansen are presenting today at 4:00 as part of the COVID-19 in Context series! -This will be a discussion of the costs and benefits of social distancing and an economic approach to evaluating alternative public policies to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the Zoom link if you would like to join, but have not registered for the series. https://umw-sso.zoom.us/j/93285443665 For this presentation, UMW students are asked to read the following article(s) in advance: Some Basic Economics of COVID-19 Policy: A look at the tradeoffs we face in regulating behavior during the pandemic. https://review.chicagobooth.edu/economics/2020/article/some-basic-economics-covid-19-policy?fbclid=IwAR3m9WwyONv1R9132FSxgRkxprsQev86Y_zHXCvq-8QXSDS47DfUp7AnH50   … [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...]

Congratulation to Dr. Hansen

The Economics Department would like to congratulate Dr. Hansen and his wife, Dr. Hansen! In early April, the American Historical Association issued a call for historians to apply their skills to help illuminate the challenge COVID-19 poses to our nation and the world. As the AHA Council wrote: “Historians can…play an important role by providing context, in this case shedding light on the history of pandemics and the utility of that history to policy formation and public culture.” To reinforce and support this call to action, the Stanton Foundation has launched a weekly contest to identify and reward what we judge the best new Applied History article or op-ed that illuminates the current coronavirus crisis. An advisory panel from the Applied History Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center will assist in the screening process. These articles should illuminate current challenges and policy choices by analyzing the historical record, especially precedents and … [Read more...]

Economics Department’s 2020 Scholarship & Award Recipients

Please help us congratulate all the Economics Department's 2020 scholarship and award recipients! Tea Brandt - Adam Smith Award for Graduate Studies in Economics Jess Suddreth - Henry W. Hewetson Economics Award Aspen Aston - James Harvey Dodd Award … [Read more...]