In Spring quarter 2016 the Economic Analysis of Law (Econ 408) course was introduced as a response to the vast number of economics students interested in law. The course aims to show how economic principles and the economic way of thinking can be applied in many areas of law, with the hope of assisting students as they consider the many available career paths with an economics degree.
Walt was born on February 27, 1950, in Albuquerque, NM. He was the youngest child of Jesse and Nell Zabriskie. Walt was a proud Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Economics. He later earned his MBA from the Albers School of Business at Seattle University where he was the distinguished scholar in his class. Walt served as CFO at a number of companies, which lead to his CEO position at Titus US for 20 years. He finished his career as a partner at Next Level Consulting.
Since independence in 1971, the Bangladeshi economy has been on the rise, largely due to the growing ready-made garment industry (RMG). This industry has been a major contributor to the socio-economic growth of the people, and has caused an increase in education and literacy, especially for women and girls. By created employment for around 4.4 million people, approximately 70% of whom are women, parents are more able to give their children access to education.
This quarter, the undergraduate course on the European Union received visits from two diplomats. Students in Principal Lecturer Michelle Turnovsky’s Economics of the European Union course were treated to lectures and discussions with both his Excellency Dirk Wouters, the Ambassador of Belgium to the United States, and from Boris Ruge, the former Ambassador of Germany to Saudi Arabia, now Deputy Chief of Mission at the German Embassy in Washington, DC.