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2019-2010 Job Market Candidates Our 2019-20 job market candidates are available for interviews at the 2020 AEA/ASSA meetings in San Diego for employment beginning in Autumn 2020. This page will be updated frequently. For more information, contact:
The Department of Economics is delighted to announce that Ramanan Laxminarayan has been chosen as the 2020 Distinguished alumnus. Laxminarayan received his PhD in Economics from our department in 1999. In the same year, Laxminarayan completed a concurrent Master’s degree in Public Health from the UW Department of Epidemiology. Laxminarayan received his undergraduate degree in instrumentation from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India.
Cary Oshima, New VC Chair
On February 25th, the department’s Visiting Committee unanimously elected Cary Oshima as the new Chair to serve a two-year term. His many years of dedication to both the Visiting Committee and the department make him an ideal candidate for the position. Christina Tapia, the outgoing chair, was also recognized for her years of service to the VC at the winter meeting.
Job Market Candidates and faculty enjoyed a few days in the sun in early January at the American Economics Association’s annual meeting, this year held in San Diego. Job Market Candidates from around the country were able to interview for faculty positions from numerous universities, and our faculty interviewed candidates for the two open positions in the department.
The Department of Economics is thrilled to announce that Ahna Kotila has been promoted to Academic Services Director of the Undergraduate Program. In this new role, she will continue to lead the undergraduate program by running the admissions process, working with students, and serving as the department’s course schedule and curriculum manager. In addition, Ahna supervises the second academic advisor and their graduate student assistant.