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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.

Economics Department Holiday Party and Celebration of Len Carlson's Retirement

Thursday, December 1 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329

This event was by invitation-only.

Leonard CarlsonAll faculty, graduate students, and staff in the Economics Department were invited to attend our Holiday Party and celebration of Len Carlson's retirement. 

More photos from the evening can be viewed on the Faculty SharePoint and Econ PhD Sharepoint sites (Private Intranet; Emory login required)   

2022 Holiday Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Economics Department Partners with Eagle Food Co-Op on Fall Service Project

Food Drive to support Emory Eagle Food Co-op Food PantryFriday, October 14, 2022 thru Thanksgiving

Did you know that some Emory students face food insecurity?
 
Did you know that we have a food pantry on the Emory campus?
 

As a way to help, the Economics Department Staff has initiated a partnership with Bread Coffeehouse and the Emory Eagle Food Co-Op Food Pantry to stock the shelves between October 14th and Thanksgiving. We were delighted to be included as an Emory Cares project as a way to include our Alumni in this important department service project.

We have provided an easy way to contribute online: Purchase food items from our Amazon gift registry OR non-food items and gift cards ($5+) from our Target community registry.

We hope all who are able will support this new department service project and help our students who face food insecurity. Please direct any questions about this project to Renee at econgrad@emory.edu.


Grand Opening of Economics Department Lounge 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM 

Location: Rich Memorial Building (Rich 301)

Economics majors and minors, graduate students, faculty and staff were invited to the Grand Opening of our Economics Department Lounge on Wednesday, September 14th from 1-4 PM in Rich 301 to stop by, see the new space, and have a snack.

Grand Opening of Economics Department Student Lounge 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome Back Party for Economics Department Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Thursday, August 25, 2022 | 4:30 PM

Location: Rich Memorial Building (Rich 329A)
 
Economics department faculty, staff and graduate students were invited to celebrate the start of the academic year at our first in-person Welcome Back Party in 3 years.
 
2022 Welcome Back Party 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Send Off Held for Class of 2022 Economics Graduates

2022 Graduate Send OffFriday, May 6, 2022 | 10:00 AM

Location: Rich Memorial Building (Rich 329A)
 
Graduating students and their families were invited to join us for this annual event to honor and celebrate our economics graduates. 
 
Pastries, coffee, and mimosas (for those 21+) was served.
 
 

April Happy Hour for Economics Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students at Fun New Location

Happy Hour 4-26-2022Tuesday, April 26, 2022 | 4:00 PM

Location: The Lost Druid Brewery, 2866 Washington St, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
 
New day -- New time -- New location!
 

Economics faculty, graduate students, and staff came together at our last Happy Hour for this academic year, providing a chance to relax and celebrate the end of the semester.


Liberty, Courage, and the Principle of Political and Economic Equality Featuring Civil Rights Activist, Dr. Preston King

Liberty Courage and the Principle of Political and Economic EqualityThursday, April 21, 2022 | 4:00 PM

The Emory Economics Department was pleased to host a virtual presentation by academic, civil rights activist, and Georgia native, Dr. Preston King on Thursday, April 21st from 4:00-5:30 pm.

The title of Dr. King’s talk was Liberty, Courage, and the Principle of Political and Economic Equality.  

Participants were invited to submit questions for Dr. King to answer in the Q&A portion of his talk.

This event was free and open to the public. This Zoom event was recorded:  Watch Here


Emory Round Table 

Emory Round Table April 14, 2022Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 4:00 PM

Using a Family Life Framework for ‘Recovering’ Men’s Family Participation in Low-Income Contexts in the UK
Speaker/Presenter: Dr. Kahryn Hughes

Emory Round Table is co-sponsored by Emory Economics & MESAS Departments, Global African Partners, Mayshad Emory, Zohor Foundation.


Economics Department Awards and Induction Ceremony on April 13, 2022

2022 Economics Awards Ceremony & ODE InductionWednesday, April 13, 2022 | 6:00 PM

Location: Mathematics and Science Center (MSC E208)

Economics faculty, graduate students and Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) members came together for the Economics Department Awards & ODE Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, April 13th from 6 - 7:30pm in MSC E208.

The Department presented this year's graduate and undergraduate awards, presented certificates to new ODE inductees, and recognized the past two years of ODE inductees. 


Teaching Economics Workshop for Faculty and Graduate Students

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 12:00 PM

David Jacho-ChavezPresenter:  David Jacho-Chavez

Topic: Cloud Computing for Teaching Economics

 

 


International Potluck for Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff and their Guests held on March 26th 

Saturday, March 26, 2022 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM

The Economics department invited faculty, graduate students, staff and their guests* to our department’s International Potluck on Saturday night, March 26 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (*one adult guest, no children please)

This event was a relaxed, social evening where over 50 faculty, graduate students, staff and their guests shared in the rich international diversity that we are lucky to have in our department.

International Potluck 2022

 


Emory Round Table 

Emory Roundtable: February 10, 2022Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 6:00 PM

Social Impact & For Profit: How to Embed Non-financial Metrics Into Your Bottom Line
Speaker/Presenter: Ben Leblois

 

Emory Roundtable: February 17, 2022Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 6:00 PM

Africa's Free Trade & Air Travel: Why aren't there direct flights from Nigeria to Senegal?
Speaker/Presenter: Ibrahim k. Mshelia

 

Emory Roundtable: February 24, 2022Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 4:00 PM (Note new time)

The Alhambra at the Crossroads of Histories
Speaker/Presenter: Dr. Edhem Eldem 

 

Emory Roundtable: March 3, 2022Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 6:00 PM

The Future of Commerce in Africa
Speaker/Presenter: Simone Madjiehas

 

 

Emory Round Table is co-sponsored by Emory Economics & MESAS Departments, Global African Partners, Mayshad Emory, Zohor Foundation.


February Happy Hour for Economics Faculty,  Staff and Graduate Students

Happy Hour for Economics Faculty, Graduate Students, and StaffThursday, February 24, 2022 | 5:30 PM

Location: Mellow Mushroom (covered outdoor heated patio), 340 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030.
 

Economics Faculty, graduate students, and staff gathered at our February Happy Hour, a chance to relax and socialize off-campus.

 

 

 

  

Happy Hour - Feb 2022

Happy Hour - Feb 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emory Econ Alumni Jean Jung Featured in Alumni Talk

Emory Econ Alumni: Jean JungTuesday, November 29, 2022 | 6 PM

Location: Rich Memorial Building (Economics Student Lounge - Rich 301)

Are you interested in a career in tech or learning more about the intersections of healthcare and economics? We recently hosted one of our alumni, Jean Jung (14C) in the Department on Tuesday, November 29th for a question set led by Dr. Banerjee and meet and greet with Jean afterwards. Despite being finished with undergrad only 8 years ago, Jean’s career has had quite the trajectory; she finished her master’s degree in Healthcare Management at Harvard, founded and sold (to Meta/Facebook) a VR company to aid with pediatric hospital patients’ social interactions and therapy, and now works at Google. You can read more about her in this feature we wrote in 2020 that went out in our alumni newsletter


ESS Coffee Chat with Dr. Evan Saltzman

ESS Coffee ChatWednesday, November 16, 2022

2:30 PM

Location: Rich Memorial Building (Economics Student Lounge - Rich 301)

Registration is required.

The Emory Economics Student Society hosted another ESS Coffee Chat on Wednesday, October 19th featuring Dr. Evan Saltzman. This event was open to all Econ majors and minors who are interested. 


Professional Pathways Coversation: An Opportunity to Learn from Economics Alumni

2022 Professional Pathways ConversationWednesday, October 26, 2022

7:00 - 8:30 PM (via Zoom)

Economics students were invited to the Economics Department’s 5th Annual Professional Pathways Conversation featuring our accomplished Economics alumni.

This event was virtual panel and was a great opportunity for students to learn more about different career paths that are available to Economics majors and tips for success in those fields.

 

 

 

 


ESS Coffee Chat with Dr. Musa Ayar

ESS Coffee Chat 10-19-2022Wednesday, October 19, 2022

2:00 PM

Location: Rich Memorial Building (Economics Student Lounge - Rich 301)

Registration is required.

The Emory Economics Student Society hosted another ESS Coffee Chat on Wednesday, October 19th featuring Dr. Musa Ayar. This event was open to all Econ majors and minors who are interested. 


Washington Semester Program Information Session

Washington Semester Program Information Session

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 2 - 4 PM

Location: Rich Memorial Building (Rich 329A)

The Economics Department hosted an Information Session for students to learn more about the Washington Semester Program.

Drop in on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 between 2:00 & 4:00 pm to learn more about this exciting opportunity. 

 

 

 


4+1 Program Information Sessions Scheduled in October

The Department of Economics is now accepting applications for our long-awaited Economics BA/MS 4+1 program! To roll out this launch, we have created an FAQs page about the program. and are hosting two information sessions:

General Information SessionThursday, October 6, 2022 |  7:00 PM via Zoom
This session was for students of any class standing to learn more about the program, admissions requirements, courses, etc.
This session was recorded: Watch Here

Juniors Only Information Session: Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 7:00 PM - Rich 108
This session was for juniors (only) interested in applying for the program in its upcoming admissions cycle and was limited to the first 35 registrants.


LinkedIn Workshop Designed Especially for Economics Students

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 7:00 PM

Location: Rich Memorial Building (Rich 108)

LinkedIn Workshop

The Economics department hosted a LinkedIn Workshop specifically for Economics majors/minors for students to learn about development of a robust profile and how to use LinkedIn at any stage of your career exploration and application journey.

This workshop took place on Wednesday, September 28th at 7 PM in Rich 108

This workshop was facilitated by our new Business Cluster Assistant Director of the Career Center, Marshall Tucker. Marshall also held drop-in hours in the Economics Department Student Lounge on Thursday, September 29th from 2-4 pm. 


ESS Coffee Chat with Dr. Blake Allison 

Friday, September 1`6, 2022 | 11:00 AM

Location: Rich Memorial Building (Economics Student Lounge - Rich 301)

The Emory Economics Student Society hosted their first ESS Coffee Chat on Friday, September 16th featuring Dr. Blake Allison. This event was open to all Econ majors and minors who were interested. 

ESS Coffee Chat with Prof. Blake Allison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Class of 2026 Virtual Information Session 

Tuesday, August 2 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (via Zoom)

This was a virtual information session for incoming first-year students at both the Atlanta and Oxford campuses to learn more about the Economics Department and our majors/minors. 

Class of 2026 Virtual Information Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


URM Meet & Greet Held on February 15th

Tuesday, February 15 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (via Zoom)

By invitation only. 

This event was open to URM first-year students interested in Economics. An email was sent to a list of these students who have indicated interest in Economics.

URM Meet & Greet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Career Fair Boot Camp Held on February 8th

Tuesday, February 8 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (via Zoom)

This interactive workshop was designed for Economics majors/minors to strategize and practice their approach to networking and the interview process prior to the Spring 2022 Career Fair. 

Don’t forget to check the Career Center Event Calendar for upcoming workshops to help you with the various stages of internship and job hunting.

Career Fair Boot Camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Ph.D. Information Session for Prospective International Applicants

Monday, November 14, 2022 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (via Zoom)
 
Interested applicants are invited to attend the virtual Ph.D. Information Session for international applicants on Monday, November 14, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM (Eastern time) to learn more about Emory’s Ph.D. program in Economics. 
 
All students who attend the Information Session will receive an application discount code which can be used on their Fall 2023 application. 

Second Annual Women in Economics Mentoring Dinner 

Women in Economics 1Wednesday, October 26, 2022
6:30 PM
Location: Private off-campus location
 

Female graduate students were invited to a unique mentoring discussion covering some of the unspoken challenges for women in Economics led by Emory Economics faculty, Elena Pesavento, Paloma Moyano and Maggie Jones. This pot-luck dinner featured dishes from around the world and was attended by 14 female graduate students.

Women in Economics 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Virtual Ph.D. Information Session for Prospective U.S.-based Applicants

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (via Zoom)
 
Interested applicants were invited to attend the virtual Ph.D. Information Session for U.S.-based applicants on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM (Eastern time) to learn more about Emory’s Ph.D. program in Economics. This session was designed for current sophomores, juniors and seniors.
 
All students who attended the Information Session received an application discount code which can be used on their Fall 2023 application. 

Professionalism Workshops for Third Year Graduate Students

Friday, October 14, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 PM
Location: Rich 329A

Friday, November 11, 2022 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 PM
Location: Rich 329A

This two-part Professionalism Workshop led by Ian McCarthy covered research workflow, reproducibility, and transparency. All current third year Economics graduate students were expected to attend.


Graduate Program Colloquium held on September 16, 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022 | 10:00 AM
 
The Emory Economics Ph.D. Program hosted Prof. Chris Clark from Georgia College and State University at their inaugural Graduate Program Colloquium to learn more about his research on, "Exploiting Marijuana Policy Changes." Graduate students from all cohorts attended. Prof. Clark also shared useful job market tips. 
 
Graduate Program Colloquium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Director of Graduate Studies, David Jacho-Chavez, featured on LGS Wellness Panel 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 2:00 PM (via Zoom)
 
The first session in Laney Graduate School's Wellness Series, "Imposter Syndrome & Building Resilience" was held on September 14th from 2 pm to 3 pm via Zoom. Panelists discussed how to navigate these feelings & build resilience as a professional. Economics Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, David Jacho-Chavez, shared his insights as one of the panelists for this important topic.
 
Laney Wellness Series: Imposter Syndrome & Building Resilience Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Inaugural Publication Celebration Held on February 2

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 7:30 PM 
Location: Private, off-campus location
 

Emory economics graduate students were invited to our inaugural Publication Celebration on Wed, Feb 2 as we celebrated Alexandra Manta’s first peer-reviewed article with the Emory affiliation while enrolled in our program. This event was by invitation only.

Publication Celebration for Alexandra Manta 


Dissertation Proposals Held in February 2022

Wisdom TakumahWisdom Takumah
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 1:00 PM 
Working Title: "Essays in Macroeconomics"
 
 
 
 
Alexandra MantaAlexandra Manta
Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 9:00 AM 
Working Title: “Econometrics Models with Multilayered Network Data”
 
 
 
 
Andrew SmithAndrew Smith
Friday, February 25, 2022 | 11:30 AM 
Working Title: “Essays on Healthcare Providers and Regulatory Incentives”
 
 
 

Professionalism Workshop Series for Second Year Graduate Students

Friday, February 4, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 PM
Location: Rich 329A
  • Led by Kaylyn Sanbower and Juan Estrada
Friday, February 11, 2022 | 3:00 PM - 4:00PM
Location: Rich 329A
  • Led by Sam Wunderly and Diego Rojas

This two-part Professionalism Workshop led by current 5th year PhD students was an opportunity for second year students to ask questions about the transition from a "student" to a "researcher". All current second year Economics graduate students were expected to attend.

Second Year Professionalism Workshop 2022

 

 

 

 

 

CUSCR China Town Hall Featuring Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman Jr. and Dr. Kaiji Chen on the Economy

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:00 - 9:00 PM | Online via Zoom

Former Ambassador to China, Russia, and Singapore Jon M. Huntsman Jr. was the featured speaker for CHINA Town Hall 2022, a national conversation on how the U.S.-China relationship affects our communities. From supply chains to national security, new technologies to climate change, the future of both countries will be determined by their relations with one another and the global community.

Kaiji ChenThe event featured Dr. Kaiji Chen, who discussed, “China’s Macroeconomy: Past Present and Future.” 

The China Research Center promotes understanding of greater China based on in-depth research and experience. The Center draws much of its expertise from the universities and institutions around the region, working collaboratively across institutions and jointly with the public and private sectors. The Center is based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


Russia's War in Ukraine: The Economic Impact on the Region and the World 

Russia's War in UkraineWednesday, November 16, 2022 

10:00 AM | Online via Zoom

Speaker: William Thompson, Head of the Eurasia Division in the OECD Global Relations Secretariat

This event was free and open to the public.

This event was co-sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasia Studies Program, the Departments of REALC, Political Science, Economics, the ILA, and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology.


10th Atlanta Workshop on International Economics

Friday, November 4, 2022 |  8:30 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday, November 5, 2022  | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta GA 30309

Registration was required. View the agenda here: AGENDA

This workshop was co-organized by Emory University and Federal Research Bank of Atlanta.

10th Atlanta Workshop on International Economics

 

 

 

 


Dr. Kaiji Chen Discusses China's Macroeconomy at November event

China's Macroeconomy: Past, Present and FutureThursday, November 3, 2022 | 11:30 AM

Location: Modern Languages, Room 201

Speaker:  Kaiji Chen

Topic: China's Macroeconomy: Past, Present and Future

This event was free and open to the public but seating was limited to the first 30 participants.

This event was co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Department and the Department of Economics.

 


Anthropology and the Private Sector: Why Companies Desire Ethnographers for Economic Growth featuring Cengiz Cemaloğlu

Cengiz Cemaloglu Talk on October 5, 2022Wednesday, October 5, 2022 |  4:00 PM | RSVP in EagleOps

Location: Anthropology 206

Speaker: Cengiz Cemaloğlu, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Topic: Anthropology and the Private Sector: Why Companies Desire Ethnographers for Economic Growth

This talk was co-sponsored by the Department of Economics and Goizueta Business School.