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Women in.JPGNew 'UW Women in Economics' Networking Group

The newly-established 'Women in Economics' networking group hosted its inaugural event in November, with an aim to provide increased networking and career-building opportunities for women in the field. 

Alumni News

WP_20131118_19_37_22_Pro.jpgRegional Alumni Outreach Efforts  

Regional representatives are vital to the Department’s connection with our alumni, who in turn are essential to the current and future success of the Department. Regional reps help build the visibility of UW Economics across the country.

KAQQNGMCFPZAQBB_20131017185151.jpgEcon GOLD: Graduates of the Last Decade Viewing Party
The GOLD group is hosting a viewing party for Husky Men's Basketball against Cal on Wednesday, January 15, 7:30 p.m. at The Duchess Tavern near University Village. Hosted appetizers and door prizes!

2013 Mentorship Orientation 009.JPGEconomics Mentorship Program Sees Largest Cohort Yet

Our undergraduate mentorship program received more than 80 student applications to participate this fall. With a group of dedicated volunteer mentors, the program was able to accept 50 students this year. 

severson.jpgAlumnus William Severson Joins Economics Visiting Committee
The Department is pleased to welcome William (Bill) Severson, BA '71, JD '74, to the Visiting Committee. A familiar face to many of our undergraduates, Mr. Severson's career has focused on state and local tax and finance. 

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Student News

Michael Kutz.jpgEcon Major Michael Kutz is 2013-2014 ASUW President
Senior economics and computer science major Michael Kutz ran a successful campaign with 'Huskies Now' to win the 2013-2014 ASUW Presidency. The position has frequently been held by economics majors. 

Graduate Student Placements 

Congratulations to our grad students who recently passed their final exams: Celine Sun, research scientist at Wealthfront in Palo Alto, CA; Danny Brent, Postdoctoral Researcher at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia; Ercument Cahan, Senior Quantitative Analyst at Bloomberg in New York; and Sang Bum Ko, Deputy Director at the Financial Services Commission in Seoul, Korea.

1009367_10151478283148008_1375363861_o.jpgJob Market Candidates
We have several graduating PhD candidates who are on the academic job market this year. Learn more about them and their research at the link.


The Department of Economics wishes all of our alumni, students, and friends a happy holiday season!

December 2013

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Jan 3 - 5: AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA 

Jan 10: Mu-Jeung Yang, "Incentive Contracts and Delegation: Complements or Substitutes?" Savery 410, 2 p.m.

Jan 15Econ GOLD Viewing Party, Husky Men's B-Ball vs. Cal, The Duchess Tavern, Seattle, 7:30 p.m.

Feb 5: "Women, Business and the Law 2014" Seminar, 6 p.m., Allen Library Auditorium, Yasmin Bin-Humam, World Bank Consultant

Feb 25: Social Sciences Alumni Career Night, 6:30 p.m., HUB Lyceum

June 11: Department Graduation Ceremony, 3 p.m., HUB Ballrooms

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