Winter 2023 Economics Newsletter

Mark your calendars! Husky Giving Day 2023 is taking place on April 6, 2023. This 24-hour fundraising challenge is a campus-wide celebration of philanthropy and the amazing work that can be done with support from our alumni, donors, and community.   This year, the Department of Economics will be raising money for the Friends of Economics Fund. This unrestricted fund supports a wide range of departmental initiatives, including:  The Friends of Economics scholarship, awarded to an undergraduate… Read more
In November 2022, UW Economics Professor Fahad Khalil welcomed Economics Nobel Laureate 2014 Jean Tirole to his alma mater, Dhaka University in Bangladesh.  As part of the Centenary Celebrations of Dhaka University, Jean Tirole was invited to give the 2022 Commencement Speech.  Fahad helped coordinate the visit.  Bangladesh is a major exporter of readymade garments, and Jean Tirole visited a large readymade garments factory outside Dhaka.  Along with the… Read more
The Department of Economics mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Yoram Barzel (1931-2022), who served as a member of our faculty from 1961 to 2014.   Yoram’s interest in economics sparked as a young adult growing up in Israel. After earning his BA (1953) and MA (1956) in Economics at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he moved to the United States to begin his PhD at University of Chicago. He wrote his dissertation under the… Read more