Lebergott-Lovell Prize announced

The Wesleyan Economics department is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Lebergott-Lovell prize. This prize is for the top paper written for a course in the current academic year that uses econometric techniques to analyze an economic problem.  Nine papers were submitted by economics faculty for consideration by the committee (Profs. Hornstein, Keats, … Read more

ECON has virtual poster session for senior thesis writers

The Economics Department held a virtual poster session for our senior honors thesis writers on May 7.  The session was attended by faculty, students, and family members.  Each thesis writer presented his results several times as the attendees moves in and out of zoom breakout rooms.  All three theses were awarded high honors, and each … Read more

Wesleyan celebrates Gary Yohe

On April 7, 2019, the Wesleyan Economics Department celebrated Gary W. Yohe, Huffington Foundation Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, who will retire at the end of the current academic year.  The celebration featured a keynote address by Gary’s former student, Mark Jacobsen, a professor at the University of California San Diego, a panel discussion … Read more