Department of Economics Newsletter



Professor Yoram Barzel Retires After Teaching at UW 53 Years
A prolific and lifelong researcher, Professor Barzel's pioneering work in transaction cost economics and property rights has been fundamental to the development of New Institutional Economics. 

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Economics and Political Science Departments Partner to Create New Forum on Political Economy and Economics
Scholars in the social sciences working at the intersection of political economy and applied microeconomics now have the opportunity to engage with one another as participants in the multidisciplinary Forum on Political Economy and Economics.
Economics Department Hosts Seattle-Vancouver Econometrics Conference 
The annual conference, organized by faculty Yanqin Fan and Ji-Hyung Lee, brings together econometricians and applied econometricians from regional universities in Washington and British Columbia. 


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Two Students Awarded NSF Grants 
Graduate students Jamie Douglas and Chris Martin recently received prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. These highly competitive awards provide three years of funding, including tuition allowances.
Singing to Stay Grounded: Economics Major is President of UW Chorale
Senior honors student Erika VanHorne has spent her college career completing a double degree in History and Economics — and in addition to a minor in Music, finding every chance she can to sing. 

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Student Uses Economics Training to Address Carbon Pricing Policy
Volunteering with grassroots activist group Carbon Washington provides Economics major Dani Ladkya an opportunity to put her passions to work with real-world applications for her economics training.


In Memoriam: Dr. Richard B. Welsey 
The UW Economics community was deeply saddened to learn that friend of the Department Dr. Richard B. "Dick" Wesley passed away November 20 from complications related to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).
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Undergraduate Mentor Program Goes International 
Not being in Seattle didn't stop student Eddie Li and alumnus David Vitale, participants in this year's undergraduate mentor program, from scheduling their first meeting - in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Cailyn Torpie
The Simplicity of a Rice Field 
Economics alumna Cailyn Torpie, BA ’12, credits her experience as a participant in the economics study abroad program in Bolzano, Italy with giving her the resources she would need as a Peace Corps youth development volunteer in Thailand.

December 2014

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