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 Jesse Sage Sandler Samantha Nicole Smith Kaitlyn Elise Thomas-Franz Morgan Lindsey Usen Elizabeth … Read moreECON’s newest members of Phi Beta Kappa
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 moreKhamis gives talk in New Haven and Uppsala
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
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
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
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.
Four ECON majors on the Wesleyan football team were named members of the 2019 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, as announced by the NFF & College Hall of Fame. The Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher throughout … Read moreECON scholar-athletes named to honor society
Congratulations to class of 2019 Economics majors Erin Angell, Evan Hull, Kelly Jamrog, Will Levinson, Chad Malinowski, Zachary Murillo, Ryan Nelson, Aviv Preminger, Isabella Reilly, Ella Sinfield, Jiayi Sun, and Yuhan Wang on their recent election to Phi Beta Kappa!
The Economics Department is proud of our student-athletes who have been recognized by being named to New England Small College Athletic Conference’s Fall 2018 All-Academic team. To be honored, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing, and be in good standing in their sport with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 … Read moreECON student athletes recognized for prowess on and off the field