Spring 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, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics. Sun-Wed 7-9PM in Nicholson Commons (Converse 306).

Amherst College's 3MT Competition

The Three Minute Thesis presentation is Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 4:30pm in Stirn Auditorium.

Thesis students compete for cash prizes as they describe their thesis research and its meaning in the world.

To be selected for the competition, current thesis students should submit a proposal to their department chair by February 15, 2019.

Apply to present at Women in Economic Research Conference

The 2019 Women in Economic Research (WiER) conference will be held at Williams College on April 20th, 2019. The event includes research presentations by undergraduate students, a keynote by economist Jennifer Doleac, and mentoring and networking opportunities.

"The conference seeks to encourage women and nonbinary undergraduate students to participate in economic research and to see themselves as economists."

The deadline for application proposals by undergraduates is March 8th at 5 pm EST


Economics 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. Application deadline is Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Jamie Tucker-Foltz '19 recipient of a Churchill Scholarship

Senior Jamie Tucker-Foltz is one of 16 recipients this year of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship to study computer science at the University of Cambridge in the fall.

Jamie's application was the only one from a small liberal arts college that was selected. Economics professor Jessica Reyes '94 is a previous college recipient of the Churchill Scholarship.

Economics Major Wins Jamaican Youth Award

Congratulations to Economics major Jénine Shepherd 20 who recently won the prestigious Jamaican Prime Minister's Youth Award for Excellence for "Nation Building"!

Professor Honig to be published in JMCB

Professor Honig's paper Elections and Capital Flows has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winners announced

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Research Associates William Nordhaus and Paul Romer have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for their path-breaking research on integrating innovation and climate into the study of economic growth." 

Interview with Prof. Debnam in Amherst News & Events

Professor Debnam's popular new course "Economics and Psychology" is profiled in the college's News and Events.