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The Economics department is proud to host workshops, seminars, and special events throughout the year for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.  

February 2021

Media Training Session on February 5, 2021 for Faculty Participating as Emory Experts

Friday, February 5, 2021 | 2:30 PM

This media training session is for Economics faculty who are being included on the Emory Experts media relations listing. The training will be led by Susan Chana, Assistant VP of Enterprise Communications, and Gana Ahn, Director of Enterprise Communications with Emory’s Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) division.

A Zoom link will be emailed directly to faculty who are participating.

Emory Experts Media Training Session

 


Asian American Studies Conference Planned for Saturday, February 20, 2021

2021 Asian American Studies ConferenceThe Asian American Studies Collective presents, The Need for Asian American Studies: Solidarity, Community, and Justice For All. 

Saturday, February 20, 2021  

This online conference will bring together authors, academics, artists, and activists to speak about Asian American experiences, especially in relation to topics such as queer identity, decolonization, and Afro-Asian solidarity. 

As a youth-led, grassroots organization, The Asian American Studies Collective is committed to building out accessible resources for their communities. As such, they want to minimize any financial barriers to entry. Sliding scale option for tickets includes 3 options — $0, $5, and $10. 

This conference is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics.

Conference Program

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Follow on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/asianamericanstudiescollective/ 

January 2021

Professionalism Workshops Planned for Graduate Students

Ian McCarthyA series of four Professionalism Workshops have been scheduled for third and fourth-year economics graduate students this spring. All workshops will be faciliated by Ian McCarthy and will be held online via Zoom. 

This series of Professionalism Workshops are designed to walk students through the “unwritten” aspects of preparing for and navigating the job market for economics PhD students. The goal of this series is to prepare everyone for the transition from a student to a professional researcher, whether that be in a university setting or the private field.

Complete details can be found on the workshop website: Professionalism Workshop

Professionalism Workshops:

  • Jan 29 at 2:30 PM for third and fourth year graduate students
  • Feb 26 at 2:30 PM for third and fourth year graduate students
  • Mar 26 at 2:30 PM for fourth year graduate students
  • Apr 30 at 2:30 PM for fourth year graduate students

December 2020

Conference on New Approaches to Intergenerational Mobility Held in December

Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working GroupResearch on intergenerational mobility has advanced rapidly in recent years and has captured much attention of policy makers and thought leaders. At the same time the explosion of empirical work on mobility remains relatively unconnected from the methodological frontiers in econometrics and economic theory. Organized by HCEO Director Steven Durlauf and MIP network member Esfandiar Maasoumi, the Conference on New Approaches to Intergenerational Mobility brought together researchers who emphasize these foundational aspects and helped to provide a deeper analysis of the empirical findings.

December 11, 2020 to December 12, 2020 (via Zoom)

Event Program

Esfandiar MaasoumiPresentation by Esfandiar Maasoumi

Dynastic View of Intergenerational Mobility: Measures and Methods

 

 

Organizers:

Attendance was by invitation only. Emory Department of Economics faculty and graduate students were invited to attend.

HCEO is run by the Center for the Economics of Human Development and is funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

November 2020

One of the 5% Conversation scheduled for Thursday, November 19

Thank you to Professor Melvin Ayogu who shared his experiences as one of the 5% of Black Economic PhDs in the United States in this intimate discussion about being a student of color in the profession. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 7:30 PM

One of the 5% Conversation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Emory Round Table

November 19, 2020 | 7:00 PM    https://emory.zoom.us/j/94076446096

Co-sponsored by the Economics Department and the Middle Eastern and Asian Studies Department.

Emory Round Table is a faculty-student initiative coordinated by Sam Cherribi and Drew Siegal.

Emory Round Table 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Career Connections Chat: Health-Related Professions on Wednesday, Nov. 18 

Career Connections Chats are a series of panel discussions with recent alumni in a targeted field about their career journey. The November Career Connections Chat was held on Wednesday, Nov. 18 and focused on Health-Related Professions.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 7:30 PM

This was a fantastic opportunity to meet alumni, learn about the decision-making and application process they experienced, and how they plan on applying their advanced degrees.

Career Connections Chat: Health-Related Professions 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Economics Faculty to Participate in Major Tea Event on November 13 & 14

College Council's Major TeaEmory College Council hosted Major Tea, an event over zoom for students to meet with their professors outside of the classroom setting. We understand that this semester has been harder than others and that students have had difficulties getting to know professors. College Council is dedicated to bridging this gap and fostering better student-professor relationships. 

Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Whether you are still undecided on your major or are hoping to create connections for future studies, this was a great opportunity to engage with professors on a deeper level and to connect with other students in your major.  

 

Economics faculty who will be participating include:

Free crewnecks, mugs, and/or coasters will be sent to student participants.  


9th Atlanta Workshop on International Economics on November 13-14, 2020

The Department of Economics at Emory University and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta hosted the 9th Atlanta Workshop on International Economics on November 13-14, 2020. This year’s conference was held on Zoom using a webinar format with panelists and attendees. This conference was intended for Economics faculty and graduate students interested in macroeconomics.

Friday and Saturday, November 13-14, 2020

Event program and more details here: 9th Atlanta Workshop on International Economics

9th Atlanta Workshop on International Economics

 

 

 

 

 


Emory Economics Student Society hosts Alumni Panel on Nov. 12 

Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 7:00 PM
 
More information about Emory Economics Student Society: About ESS
 
Emory Economics Student Society Alumni Panel  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Explore Emory Econ Virtual Information Session on Monday, November 9

Students were invited to join us on Monday, November 9 from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern time) for a virtual information session to discover:

  • The variety of academic paths at Emory in Economics
  • The diverse research interests of our faculty
  • How to get involved as an Economics student
  • Future career and educational paths open to Economics graduates

Major Promotion Night 2020 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Emory Round Table

November 5, 2020 | 6:00 PM    https://emory.zoom.us/j/94076446096

Co-sponsored by the Economics Department and the Middle Eastern and Asian Studies Department.

Emory Round Table is a faculty-student initiative coordinated by Sam Cherribi and Drew Siegal.

MESAS Round Table

October 2020

Oxford Student Virtual Information Night on Wednesday, October 28

The Economics Department hosted an information session on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 pm to discuss Emory Economics and where students fit in once they move to the Atlanta campus.

Our current offerings were discussed:

  • Economics major & minor
  • Joint Economics/Math major
  • Economics/Human Health major
  • Upcoming offerings (ETA Fall 2021): Economics/Computer Science joint major and 4+1 program

We also featured a former Oxford student so students could hear about their experience first-hand.

Oxford Virtual Information Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Economics Faculty Debate Economic Policies of the 2020 Presidential Candidates on October 26

More than 450 people joined us on Monday, October 26 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, for Debating Economic Policies of the 2020 Presidential Candidates, featuring Caroline Fohlin arguing for Biden/Harris policies and Paul Rubin arguing for Trump/Pence policies. This lively exchange of ideas was moderated by Hugo Mialon with an introduction by Hashem Dezhbakhsh.

This event was open to the public.

This Zoom event was recorded:  Debating Economic Policies

Debating Economic Policies of the 2020 Presidential Candidates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Professional Pathways Conversation on Oct 23 Features Economics Alumni in Arts and Entertainment  

On Friday, October 23rd at 7 pm, the Economics Department hosted our 3rd Annual Professional Pathways Conversation, featuring Economics Alumni who work in Arts and Entertainment. On behalf of the Alumni Relations Committee, economics students met successful alumni and learn about their diverse career journeys.

Professional Pathways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Emory Economics hosts PhD Information Session on October 14

Emory Economics hosted a virtual PhD Information Session designed for sophomores, juniors and seniors to learn more about Emory’s PhD program in Economics.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 7:30 PM

More details about our PhD program can be found here: PhD Program Flyer

PhD Information Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Career Connections Chat: Graduate/Professional School on Monday, October 5

Career Connections Chats are a series of panel discussions with recent alumni in a targeted field about their career journey. The October Career Connections Chat focused on Graduate/Professional School.

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 7:30 PM

This was a fantastic opportunity to meet alumni, learn about the decision-making and application process they experienced, and how they plan on applying their advanced degrees. Please note that this chat was not recorded due to panelist preference.

Career Connections Chat: Graduate and Professional School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Teaching Economics Workshop for Faculty and Graduate Students on Thursday, October 1

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 12:30 PM

The theme of this year's Teaching Workshop, Best Practices for Virtual Learning, included presentations from faculty on the following topics:

  1. Hugo Mialon, “Introduction and Two Quick Tricks for Online Teaching”
  2. Hashem Dezhbakhsh, “Organization and Essentials for Online Teaching”
  3. Melvin Ayogu, "Technology, Pedagogy, and Psychology: Balancing the Tensions"
  4. Elena Pesavento, “Teaching a Math-Based Course Online: Lessons Learned from my First Flipped Class” 
  5. David Jacho-Chavez, “Hardware for Online Teaching” 
  6. Shomu Banerjee, “Miscellaneous Hacks for Better Student Engagement” 
  7. Kelli Lanier, “Using the Online Format to Our Advantage” 
  8. Evan Saltzman, “Low-Tech Online Teaching” 

This Zoom workshop was recorded: Teaching Economics Workshop 

Teaching Economics Workshop

September 2020

Panel of Experts Discuss Life After Covid on September 23

Emory Explores hosted a digital panel discussion featuring an esteemed panel of experts including Hashem Dezhbakhsh, Goodrich C. White Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Economics Department.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 6:00 –7:00 PM

Panelists shared their thoughts on how people and businesses will prioritize, strategize to meet new demands, and how companies and consumers will handle emerging markets. Learn more about this event:  https://www.engage.emory.edu/Life-After-COVID

Due to federal regulations this event was not recorded.

Life After Covid Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Middle East and Africa Round Table

September 3, 2020 | 6:00 PM    https://emory.zoom.us/j/94076446096

September 17, 2020 | 6:00 PM   https://emory.zoom.us/j/94076446096

Co-sponsored by the Economics Department and the Middle Eastern and Asian Studies Department.

Middle East and Africa Round Table is a faculty-student initiative coordinated by Sam Cherribi and Drew Siegal.

Emory Round Table Event on September 3, 2020

Emory Round Table Event on September 3, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Virtual Pathways to Recruitment and Networking

Tuesday, September 1  |  6:00 pm

Virtual Pathways to Recruitment and Networking was a session hosted by Kalesha Ervin, Associate Director in the Career Center, for undergraduate students to learn how to approach job and internship hunting virtually in preparation for the Career Center's Fall 2020 Virtual Career Fair on Friday, September 11.

Virtual Pathways to Recruitment and Networking

August 2020

Welcome Back Party for Economics Department Faculty, Graduate Students and Staff: Thursday, August 20

Faculty, graduate students and staff gathered together to welcome those new faculty and graduate students who have recently joined the department. Although this event was held online for the first time, everyone enjoyed breaking out into small groups to catch up with everyone.


Virtual Information Session: Monday, August 3

This Virtual Information Session helped freshmen and sophomores learn more about Economics at Emory. Economics faculty and staff offered academic options, discussed future potential career maths, and dispensed advising tips.

This Zoom session was recorded: If you would like a copy of the recorded session, please email econungrad@emory.edu.

June 2020

An Exclusive Event for ODE Members: 

Learning Outside The Box featuring Dr. Keith Robinson 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020  | 12:00 PM (ET)

Last semester, we had to cancel this event due to recent developments of the coronavirus.

We felt that instead of moving it to this Fall, ODE members (especially those who just graduated) deserved this time to pick the brain of Dr. Keith Robinson. This event was an intimate and interactive session where the following topics were covered:

  • Journey of Dr. Robinson's career path (the good, the bad, & the ugly)
  • What to do that’s actually helpful during a summer semester
  • The different ways to pursue different career paths (that there is more than the one way to get to these same places)
  • And more!

April 2020

Virtual Information Session for New Economics/Human Health Joint Major on April 21

On April, 21, 2020, we hosted an information session on our new Economics/Human Health joint major. If you are interested in this major, please watch our Zoom session: Watch here.

View/download presentation: Presentation on Economics/Human Health Joint Major.


Zoom Meeting with Dr. Paula Tkac, Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

paula-tkacDr. Paula Tkac, Senior Vice President and Associate Research Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, held a Zoom meeting to discuss recent moves by the Fed and their possible impact on the economy and markets.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 12:00 PM EST

RESOURCES SHARED BY DR. TKAC DURING THE ZOOM MEETING:

March 2020

Department Meets with Office of Undergraduate Education

On Wednesday, March 4th, the Economics Department held a Lunch and Learn with the Office of Undergraduate Education advising staff to present information about the Economics major(s) and minor and how we can best collaborate with OUE to support student success. Approximately 15 people attended the Lunch and Learn and we look forward to follow-up opportunities as we continue to expand our academic program offerings.

February 2020

Middle East and Africa Round Table

February 13, 2020 and February 27, 2020

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Co-sponsored by the Economics Department and the Middle Eastern and Asian Studies Department.

Middle East and Africa Round Table is a faculty-student initiative coordinated by Sam Cherribi and Drew Siegal.

2020-mesas-roundtable-2-27-2020

2020 MEA Round Table

December 2019

8th Atlanta Workshop on International Economics

2019-atl-intl-econ-conferenceThe 8th Atlanta Workshop on International Economics was held at Emory University Conference Center on December 6-7, 2019. The conference was jointly organized by Emory University, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Around 50 people attended the conference, including researchers from around the country and Atlanta, including Princeton University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Wisconsin. Seven papers were presented and discussed, whose topics covered the international trade war, trade and labor market, sovereign debt and banking crisis, exports and growth, as well as public and private capital flows. Graduate students at Emory also attended the conference preparation and talked to the participants.

October 2019

I-85 Macro Workshop Hosted by Emory University

The Emory Economics department was proud to collaborate on the third I-85 Macro workshop hosted by Emory University on October 25, 2019. This workshop was organized to build ties between macroeconomics researchers in the Southeast and to expose graduate students pursuing a PhD in economics to macroeconomics research.

April 2019

2019 Economics Banquet, ODE Induction, and Awards

On April 15, 2019, nearly 160 faculty, staff, students, and university administrators gathered at the Miller Ward Alumni House for the Economics department's annual banquet. Dr. Christopher Sims, Nobel Prize Winner and John J. F. Sherrerd ‘52 University Professor of Economics at Princeton University, gave this year's distinguished lecture, entitled "The Future of Macroeconomics and Econometrics."

In addition, Hashem Dezhbakhsh, Chair of the Economics Department, shared the latest department developments and news, including the hiring of new faculty and the successful recruitment efforts for the PhD program. Dr. Christopher Curran, Associate Professor of Economics, was also honored on the occasion of his retirement after nearly 50 years in the Economics Department.

During the event, we also announced our annual student award winners and inducted the newest members of the Economics honor society, Omicron Delta Epsilon.

2019-award-sarahSarah Mahoney won the Jack and Lewis Greenhut Prize. The criteria for the Greenhut Prize are as follows: the quality of honors papers and other research, the oral defense of honors papers, participation in programs of professional associations, grades, and other indications of excellence in class.

 2019-award-claudiaClaudia Hurowitz won the George Benston and Richard F. Muth Prize for Excellence in Economics. The Muth/Benston Prize is awarded to a student who exemplifies intellectual curiosity, passion, and skills in economic analysis. The prize is awarded to a student who, by their class work and extended interests, has shown that he/she shares and has successfully emulated intellectual passion for all things economic.

2019-award-tejasTejas Kashyap won the Tate Whitman Prize. This prize is given to the graduating senior who best illustrates the Whitman characteristics of character, cogent analysis of complex issues, extraordinary personal integrity, and wise leadership.

2019-award-TiffanyFinally, the Economics Department awarded a fairly new prize: the Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence. This award has been established to recognize undergraduate students who have served as exceptional teaching assistants in our Economics classes. This year's award winner is Tiffany Chen.

2019 New Inductees to Omicron Delta Epsilon

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Congratulations also to the newest inductees to Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the Economics honor society. ODE is dedicated to promoting excellence in economics by recognizing outstanding achievements and by encouraging professional exchange among students, and faculty!