Department of Economics Newsletter: Spring 2022

With the end of the 2021-2022 academic year rapidly approaching, take a moment to read about some of the exciting news from our department this quarter! We have hosted distinguished guests, continued in-person learning for our students, and much more. We are so proud of the resilience that our students and faculty have shown throughout this challenging year. The Department of Economics is committed to continuing our over 100-year legacy of excellence in economics education and research, no matter what the circumstances. Thank you for being a part of our community.

The Department of Economics was honored to host Professor Guido Imbens for our 2022 Milliman Endowed Lecture in Economics on April 29th. Professor Imbens received the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics along with David Card and Joshua D. Angrist for his “methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.” He is a Professor of Econometrics and Economics at Stanford University, as well as a fellow… Read more
The Department of Economics is proud to have an accomplished and dedicated team of faculty members. Once per quarter, we will highlight one professor’s teaching and/or research activities and their impact on our program. For our first Faculty Spotlight, we will be showcasing the work of Castor Professor of Economics Yanqin Fan in a Q and A style.  Can you give us an overview of your current research?  My current research focuses on applications of optimal transport in economics/… Read more
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The undergraduate experience comes with many exciting, yet daunting moments. From getting into one’s major to making plans for life after college, there are plenty of situations where students may be looking for advice. Economics undergraduate students have the unique opportunity to participate in our mentorship program, where they are matched with professionals from across the Seattle community and country based on their interests to discuss post-graduate paths, networking tips, and other… Read more
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Every undergraduate student eventually asks themselves: “What should I do after I graduate?” For many, the answer is graduate school. Getting an advanced degree can be equally rewarding and challenging. Navigating the world of admissions and life while in graduate school can be tough. The Department of Economics recently hosted a virtual graduate school informational session on April 25th with Visiting Committee members Chris Nelson, Eileen Wang, and David Roe as panelists speaking about their… Read more
The Department of Economics is happy to welcome a new staff member, Emma McIntosh! Please join us in welcoming her to the departments.  Hello! I’m Emma McIntosh (she/her), the new Administrative Assistant for the Department of Economics. I am a native Seattleite and I graduated with an MA in Art History from UW in 2019. The Quad is my second home, and I am very excited to return to support the Department of Economics. In my free time, I like to listen to jazz and freestyle skateboard. You… Read more
The Department of Economics is happy to welcome a new staff member, Madison Adams. Please join us in welcoming her to the department!  Hi! I’m Madison Adams, the new Outreach Manager for the Department of Economics. I am a born-and-raised Washingtonian who graduated from UW with my BS in 2021. I am excited to be back at UW as an employee and to support the Economics community. In my free time, you can find me chasing my cat named Dexter or reading a good book. You can reach me at… Read more