Economics Department prizes, 2020

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 moreEconomics Department prizes, 2020

Wesleyan Investment Group Takes 1st Place in Adirondack Cup

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 moreWesleyan Investment Group Takes 1st Place in Adirondack Cup

ECON’s newest members of Phi Beta Kappa

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 moreECON’s newest members of Phi Beta Kappa

Khamis gives talk in New Haven and Uppsala

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 moreKhamis gives talk in New Haven and Uppsala

2018-19 Lebergott-Lovell prize announcement

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 more2018-19 Lebergott-Lovell prize announcement

Economics honors thesis poster session

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 moreEconomics honors thesis poster session

Economics Department prizes, 2019-20

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 moreEconomics Department prizes, 2019-20