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At the end of June, Professor Fahad Khalil ended his second term as the Department Chair. Professor Khalil has served as Chair for the past six years, and in that time he has helped the department grow and adapt. Professor Eric Zivot assumed the position of Chair on July 1st for a five-year term.
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The Department of Economics Graduation Celebration is usually the time of year when all corners of our department gather together to celebrate the accomplishments of each years’ graduating class. Unfortunately, the global covid-19 pandemic prevented us from gathering this year. But, thanks to the dedication and hard work of our staff and faculty, we are proud to present the 2020 Economics Virtual Graduation Celebration!
Principal Lecturer and Co-Director of the Undergraduate program Haideh Salehi-Esfahani is officially retiring as of the end of this academic year. Salehi-Esfahani will remain on as Co-Director of the Undergraduate Program for a period of time, and will teach one large section of Principles of Microeconomics each year.
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One of Senior Lecturer Melissa Knox’s fields of research is health economics, and she is particularly interested in the impacts of health-related policies on household decision-making. She recently partnered with other researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health, Public Health Seattle/King County, and Seattle Children’s Hospital to evaluate the impact of the 2018 City of Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT). The City of Seattle funded the project.
2020 Virtual Graduation Celebration
Please join us for the 2020 Department of Economics Virtual Graduation Celebration June 12, 2020 | 12:00 PM | Graduates my register here