Economics Dept. Summer Fellowships for Sophomore and Junior majors

Sophomore and Junior economics majors (and first-semester senior majors in "E" classes) are invited to apply for the economics department's Summer Fellowship Program.  The program awards fellowship money to supplement salaries at approved economic research institutions for summer internships of no less than eight weeks of full-time employment. 

 Currently the fellowship program supplements summer salaries up to the amount of $4,500 for approved internships.  For example, an economics department fellow who works at a volunteer internship at an approved institution would be awarded a $4,500 fellowship from the department.  A fellow earning $2,000 at an approved institution would be awarded a $2,500 fellowship from the department.

Visiting Lecturer Georgiou on Statistical Ethics

Andreas Georgiou's article Statistical Ethics and the Way Forward in Statistical Practice was recently presented at an April 2019 conference in Germany on Data Analytics where he was a keynote speaker.

Audrey Cheng 20 performs with ASO for Family Weekend

Economics and Music major Audrey Cheng 20 will be a soloist with the Amherst Symphony Orchestra this weekend performing Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto.

Saturday, November 2 at 8PM in Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center

Tickets are required.

Journal of Economic Perspectives recommended articles for student reading

In 2018 the Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP) from the American Economics Association asked members to share articles they use in their course syllabi. Their findings were compiled in the Summer 2019 issue and can be found under the Resources tab in our department menu.

Fall 19 Economics Drop-in Hours

The Department of Economics is holding Drop-in Hours this semester for students to meet with student TAs and review Intro, Macro and Micro Sun-Wed 7-9PM in Nicholson Commons (Converse 306).

Additional hours for metrics and 111-04 are scheduled as well. Please see link below for more information.

New STATA TA Fall office hours

The economics department welcomes our new STATA TA Ricardo Salas Díaz. Ricardo is an economics PhD student at UMass and will be available in our computer lab (Converse 311) Mondays 7-9PM and Tuesdays 3-5PM this semester.

Sen. Kamala Harris cites Prof. Hyman's Research in Democratic Debate

Senator Kamala Harris cited the results of a study by Professor Josh Hyman during the September 12th Democratic Debate that black students who have a black teacher during elementary school are more likely to attend college.

You can read Prof. Hyman's study here.

Lucas Davis 96 on new Mexican environmental policy

Lucas Davis 96, Professor in Business and Technology at the Haas School of Business at the UC Berkeley recently presented on Mexico Goes Backward on Renewables.

Julia Turner 19 joins School Effectiveness & Inequality Initiative

Class of 2019 graduate Julia Turner has joined the School Effectiveness & Inequality Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Research Fellow. Julia's senior honors thesis was titled, "The Impact of Resegregation on the Racial Achievement Gap: Insights from Seattle."