November 9, 2019 // University of Washington, Seattle The 8th annual West Coast Workshop in International Finance will be held at:The University of Washington, Seattle, on Saturday, November, 9th.Savery 264[Map] Registration
Representing ten countries across four continents, 19 new students are beginning their academic journeys toward their PhDs. They will dive straight into yearlong course sequences in micro- and macroeconomics, as well as econometrics. In addition, all incoming PhD students receive hands-on training in teaching economics, which will serve them well both as teaching assistants and in their future careers.
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.