The Economics Department is proud to announce academic honors and distinctions awarded to our majors during the 2019-2020 academic year. Wilde Prize In honor of Mr. Frazar B. Wilde, Chairman Emeritus of the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (died 1985), who throughout his professional career was keenly interested in not only the highest standards of … Read more
See a great story about two of our new majors, Walker Brandt ’22 and Lars Delin ’22, who are working to help senior citizens who have been isolated by the Corona viros pandemic.
The student-run Wesleyan Investment Group (WIG) finished first in a six-month-long collegiate investment contest that concluded April 9. The club is advised by Professor Abigail Hornstein, captained by Alessandro Lorenzoni ’20 and Julian Ross ’21, and includes team members Henry Carter ’22, Matt Chase ’21, Liam Downey ’22, Nicholas Keating ’22, Wei Li ’21, Andrew … Read more
The Economics Department is proud to acknowledge our majors who have been elected into Wesleyan University’s Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, Spring 2020. Congratulations! Luke Francis Forsthoefel Jake Yi Jie Kwang Lance Forrest Lepelstat Zheng Mao Joshua Kwok Hei Ng Saki Ohashi Jesse Sage Sandler Samantha Nicole Smith Kaitlyn Elise Thomas-Franz Morgan Lindsey … Read more
Prof. Ryuichiro Izumi organized a Nobel prize prediction contest in his Economics 302 (Macroeconomic Analysis) class, aiming that students get interested in recent developments and discussions in macro and other fields. Anna Yeo, a junior major, correctly predicted Esther Duflo to win the award.
Melanie Khamis gave a talk entitled “Migration and the Labor Market: New Evidence from Mexico,” at the Macmillan Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale University on September 27. She also gave a talk entitled “Personality, Gender, and the Labor Market” (joint work with David Condon, Giovanni Hutchinson ‘19, Joyce Jacobsen, Laurence Levin, and … Read more
The Wesleyan Economics department is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018-19 Lebergott-Lovell prize. The department awards this prize for the best paper written for a course in the academic year that uses empirical techniques to analyze an economic problem and is named in honor of the late Stanley Lebergott and Michael Lovell, who … Read more
The Economics Department hosted a wonderful poster session on May 9 showcasing our honors thesis students. Top left: Maya Harlan, “Biopsychosocial Factors and Context Effects on Gendered Differences in Risk Tolerance,” advised by Damien Sheehan-Connor Top right: Giovanni Hutchinson, “The Labor Market Trifecta: Race, Gender, and Personality,” advised by Joyce Jacobsen Bottom left: Will … Read more
The Economics Department is proud to announce the recipients of prizes for the 2018-19 academic year. Wilde Prize: In honor of Mr. Frazar B. Wilde, Chairman Emeritus of the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (died 1985), who throughout his professional career was keenly interested in not only the highest standards of responsible professionalism in business, but … Read more
Two of our majors received athletic honors this week. Ice hockey forward Walker Harris ’20 was named a Third Team All-American and First Team All-NESCAC. Wrestler Zack Murillo ’19 was named the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year and an All-NEWA Second Team selection.