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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.

April 2020

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, has kindly offered to hold 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

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact Renee at for the Zoom Meeting ID.

Open to current Economics faculty and graduate students only.



Middle East and Africa Round Table


April 9, 2020 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Anthropology Building 303

No RSVP is needed and no cost to attend.

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. 
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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

Location: Anthropology Building 303

No RSVP is needed and no cost to attend.

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.

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2020 MEA Round Table
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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.


Tejas 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


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!  

November 2018

Economics Department Cosponsored Brazilian Undergraduate Student Conference (BRAZUSC)

The Economics Department co-sponsored a conference coordinated by Emory's Brazilian Student Association. BRAZUSC 2018 was held on the Emory University campus from November 2-3, 2018, and over 350 students attended.

The conference hosted some of the most illustrious Brazilian economists in history. Some of the speakers were Pedro Malan, former Brazilian Minister of Finance; Gustavo Franco, former president of the Brazilian Central Bank; and Carmen Lucia, current president of the Brazilian Supreme Court.

September 2018

Atlanta Fed President Visited Emory

Atlanta Federal Reserve President and member of the Federal Open Market Committee, Raphael Bostic, visited Emory to hold a conversation with Emory students about the economy and the role of the Fed in managing it. The event took place on Monday, September 17, 2018. This event was organized by the Emory Economics Department.