On June 11th, 2019 the Department of Economics celebrated the success of our students at the annual graduation ceremony. Over 240 undergraduates received either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in economics. In addition, nine PhD students were hooded and presented with their degrees, an achievement that this group has been working on for an average of 5 years. Over 1200 family members, friends, and faculty attended the ceremony to cheer on their graduates.
On Friday, May 17th, eighteen economics students presented at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium. This annual symposium gives undergraduates a chance to showcase their research to a larger audience. Students may choose to present a poster, or give an oral presentation. Students are guided by a faculty mentor. Because some of the presenters are double majors, their mentors were not always faculty from the Department of Economics, and some studies represented an intersection of economics with another discipline.
On May 2nd, The Department of Economics had the pleasure of hosting Professor Matthew Gentzkow from Stanford University for the biennial Milliman Endowed Lecture. Gentzkow’s talk, entitled, “This is your brain off Facebook: New evidence on the welfare effects of social media,” drew in a crowd of over 120 alumni, community members, and students.
On April 24th, 2019, the Visiting Committee (VC) held their last meeting of the 2018-2019 academic year. Members of the VC, students from the Economics Undergraduate Board (EUB), and faculty members attended the meeting.
Each year, 100 students are chosen to be part of the Husky 100, which spans all three campuses, includes both undergraduate and graduate students, and covers all areas of study. Students are chosen for this honor for making the most of their time at the UW. The Department of Economics is thrilled to announce that four of our outstanding undergraduate students have been selected as part of the Husky 100. Each student has written a little something about themselves.