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Annual Nobel Prize Lecture in Economics Will Explore the Work of 2014 Laureate Jean Tirole
Tirole, of the Toulouse School of Economics in France, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics "for his analysis of market power and regulation." This year's lecture will be given by Professor Jacques Lawarrée.
   
Christina Tapia
Women in Economics Group Hosting Spring Networking Social May 28
The UW Women in Economics group addresses topics of interest to women studying or working in economics-related fields and provides networking and professional development opportunities. 
   
Richard Sutch.jpg 2015 Economics Distinguished Alumnus Richard Sutch Will Give Commencement Address
Richard Sutch, BA '63, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California at Riverside. He will give the commencement address to economics graduates on June 10. 
 

STUDENT NEWS

 
James Hedden
Senior James Hedden Credits Economics Mentorship Program for Entrepreneurial Success
His startup, "1Car1Price", has become so successful that Hedden and his partners are using HuskyJobs to hire new talent.  
 
Josh Kim
Senior Josh Kim Co-authors Paper Published in the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings Issue
As an intern over two summers, Kim conducted research with Cal Tech faculty on bankruptcy rates among retired NFL players.
   

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 
Susan Athey
Clark Medalist Susan Athey Speaks to Capacity Crowd at 2015 Milliman Lecture 
Dr. Athey's talk, "The Internet and News Media", explored her recent research into the impact of online publishing, online advertising, and news aggregators on internet news consumption.
   
Professor Judy Thornton
Student-led NSF Grant-funded Pioneer Square Study Still Relevant after 40 Years
In 1974, a team of economics undergrads secured an NSF research grant under Professor Judith Thornton to study the gentrification of Seattle’s Pioneer Square district. Published in 1975, the study remains relevant today. 
   
Kathy Gehrt 2015 Kathy Gehrt Memorial Economics Volunteer Service Awardees Announced
Alumni Walt Zabriskie (BA '71) and Gabe Hanzeli (BA '76) are co-recipients this year in recognition of the significant impact their long-term volunteerism has had on the Department.
   
James Crutchfield
In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Jim Crutchfield, Trailblazer in Natural Resource Economics
Professor Crutchfield taught in the Department from 1949 – 1982 and was widely considered a founder of his field. He died in April at the age of 96. 
   
John Makin
In Memoriam: Professor John Makin
A specialist in monetary policy and pioneer in the study of the economics of globalization, Makin taught in the Department from 1976 - 1986 before taking a position with D.C.-based thinktank American Enterprise Institute. 

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