Department of Economics Newsletter

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Four New Faculty Members Join Department
These distinguished economists are conducting research that strengthens our competitive advantage in the popular fields of empirical microeconomics and applied econometrics. 
   
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Department Hosts Conference on "Economic Integration and Growth"
Professor Kar-Yiu Wong convened the conference addressing issues resulting from the rise in several forms of economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region.
 
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Adjunct Professor Anirban Basu Elected Fellow of American Statistical Association
Professor Basu, a specialist in public health interventions, was elected in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the statistical profession.
   
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Professor Fabio Ghironi Addresses Policy Questions About Global Value Chains
The World Bank recently held its first conference on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development, to which Prof. Ghironi was an invited speaker. 
 

STUDENT NEWS

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Economics Students and Alumnus in the Inaugural "Husky 100"
This new award recognizes 100 students from across the three UW campuses who are making the most of their time as members of the UW community.
   
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Celebrating Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Work
More than 1,000 students showcased their research at the Undergraduate Research Program's 19th annual Symposium with poster and presentation sessions.
   
2016 Moni (2).jpg Econ Undergrad Wins Environmental Innovation Challege Grand Prize
Monishita Pal and her team created a business, AgriC, that was awarded the grand prize in the 2016 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge.
 
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Selected Publications by Recent UW Economics PhD Graduates
The Economics PhD program is an academically rigorous curriculum for students interested in pursuing advanced study and conducting original research.
 
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Department Partners with Junior Achievement to Teach Economics to Kids
Current undergraduates and recent alumni were invited to volunteer their time teaching kids a preliminary understanding of money and the principles of earning, spending, and saving.
 

ALUMNI NEWS

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Undergraduate Mentorship Program Chooses New Leadership
The Department is delighted to welcome new alumni leadership for the Undergraduate Mentorship Program 2016-2017 academic year. 
   
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Tim Jenkins, '86, Selected 2016 Economics Distinguished Alumnus
A management consultant, entrepreneur, and investor, Tim has devoted his career to helping companies of all types form, grow and thrive. In 1995, he founded management consulting firm Point B.  
 
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Alumnus David Griswold Honored with 2016 Gehrt Volunteer Service Award
Established in 2014, the award seeks to recognize the efforts of a long-term volunteer who has made a significant difference in the department through his or her involvement. 

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