Department of Economics Winter 2012 Newsletter

Scholarship & Research

Eric ZivotProfessor Eric Zivot Has 30,000 Students

Are you enrolled in a MOOC (massive open online course)? If not, chances are someone you know is. With major universities like UW jumping into the MOOC matrix, the free courses taught by university faculty and open to anyone have become wildly popular and their value widely debated. Economics professor Eric Zivot was the first UW faculty member to offer a MOOC this fall. Read More

Stephen TurnovskyProfessor Stephen Turnovsky Honored

The Turkish Economic Association (TEA) celebrated the contributions of Professor Stephen Turnovsky at their annual meeting this fall. A prolific scholar, Turnovsky gave an invited talk at the conference on growth-inquality. Read More

Econ People Making News

Walter FisherIn Memoriam: Professor Walter Fisher

Dr. Walter Fisher (PhD '90) was was head of the Department of Economics and Finance at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) in Vienna, Austria. A 'great source of pride' to the Department, he taught here for many summers. Read More

Economics Around the Department

Faculty awards and publications, a new EUB student-president, an Econ alum in the Governor's mansion. Catch up up on news and notes about faculty, students, alumni, and staff from around the Department. Read More

Department Events & Activities 

Economics MentorshipEconomics Mentorship Program

Following a highly successful pilot year experiment, the Economics Mentorship Program is off and running in its first official year, with 35 local mentors, 50 student mentees, and several additional regional alumni contacts. Read More

Economics Dawg Daze Economics Staff Defend Dawg Daze "Husky Spirit Award"

Department staff successfully defended their Dawg Daze Husky Spirit Award with an outstanding contribution to the campus-wide decoration challenge to create the most welcoming unit for incoming freshmen. With a catered burrito feed promised to the grand prize winners, it was "game on" for Econ staff. Read More

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Ecomics Regional RepresentativesSeeking Regional Representatives

The Department is looking for alumni who live outside Washington state to serve as regional representatives. Alumni in this role support fellow alumni and current Economics students by acting as professional and social contacts for their city or region. Read More


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January 4

Economics alumni & friends reception at AEA Meeting, San Diego, 6 p.m., Ford B Manchester Grand Hyatt

Jan 10 & 14

Application workshops for prospective majors, 1:30 - 2:20 p.m. SAV 410

May 23

Biennial Milliman Lecture Prof. Jonathan Levin, Stanford University

7 p.m. UW Waterfront Activities Center

May 29

Economics Mentorship Program Year-end Social

5 - 7 p.m. HUB 334

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