Recent News

Chris Fendrich
The Department of Economics was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of Fiscal Specialist Chris Fendrich on June 18. Chris was doing one of the things he enjoyed the most - running - when he was hit by a car and died from his injuries.
The Department’s Visiting Committee celebrated another successful year at their annual Summer Social Event on July 25th, co-hosted by Cary Oshima and Olga Yang. The event presented an opportunity for the VC to reflect on the past year’s work, and look forward to the next year, all while enjoying each other’s company and beautiful views from the Waterfront Activities Center. Dean Stacey spoke to the needs of the college and how alumni in particular can help going forward, he also thanked the VC for their continued support of the department.
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On Friday, May 18th, over 1,200 students gathered to participate in the 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium. This annual symposium gives students a chance to present their research to a larger audience, and provides a forum for students and faculty to discuss cutting edge research.
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 three of our outstanding undergraduate students have been selected as part of the Husky 100. Each student has written a little something about themselves.
The Department of Economics is delighted to announce the selections of alumnus Jeff Roe, BA ’88, as the 2018 Economics Distinguished Alumnus. Roe joins an impressive group of alumni whose professional achievements and cumulative contributions have brought personal distinction, enhanced the profession, improved the welfare of the general public, and brought honor to the department and the UW.