Recent News

Econ Staff
Congratulations to Economics administrator Randa Posey, who has been nominated for a 2017 University of Washington Distinguished Staff Award. This annual university-wide award is the highest honor presented to staff, recognizing those who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the mission and vision of the UW and its people.
The 2017 Biennial Endowed Milliman Lecture in Economics will be delivered this spring by Dr. Alvin Roth, the McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University and one of the world’s leading experts in the fields of market design and game theory.
Prof. Wong
Professor Kar-yiu Wong has developed a new undergraduate course examining the economics of international trade, Economics 476: Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, and Labor Migration. The course will be offered for the first time this spring.
The selection committee for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program on the Economics of High-Skill Immigration has selected fourth-year PhD student Mishita Mehra as one of two Fellowship recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year. Fellows are selected based on the committee’s assessment of their "potential to make an important contribution to our understanding of the economics of high-skill immigration".
Alumnus Robert (Bob) Hellrich-Dawson, Ph.D. (BA Economics ‘93) and his wife Lydia are seasoned travelers: Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Scotland, and the list goes on. As a senior energy economist with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in California, Hellrich-Dawson has reached a point in his career where he has the time and means to explore cultural and historical sites of interest to him and Lydia - at their leisure and on their own terms.