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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.

Holiday Happy Hour Planned for Economics Faculty, Graduate Students, and Staff

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 5:30 PM 

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

Holiday Happy Hour for Economics Faculty, Graduate Students and StaffBy faculty vote, the Department has decided to cancel this year's Holiday Party which was originally planned for Dec. 9th. 

For those who would still like to gather and celebrate the upcoming holidays, we've scheduled a Holiday Happy Hour for that night at Mellow Mushroom in Decatur starting at 5:30 PM. 

No RSVP is needed, just show up for this casual end-of-semester gathering.

Free 2-hour garage parking available across the street.

 


Emory Round Table 

Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 5:30 PM  Location: White Hall 101

Who's the Boss in Brussels? Q & A with the Consul General of Belgium

Introduction by Dr. Hashem Dezhbakhsh, Chair of Economics and Goodrich C. White Professor

Co-sponsored by Emory Economics & MESAS Departments, Global African Partners, Mayshad Emory, Zohor Foundation.

Emory Round Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nobel Laureate, Thomas J. Sargent, Featured at Economics Department Event

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, the Emory Economics Department was pleased to host a timely and engaging talk by Thomas J. Sargent, Nobel Laureate in economics and William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University on the topic of Economics of Artificial Intelligence: Growth, Jobs, Inequality.

This Zoom event was recorded: Watch here
 

Participants were invited to submit questions for Dr. Sargent to answer in the Q&A portion of his talk. Thank you to the 800+ people who registered for this event and to those who submitted questions for Dr. Sargent.

This event was free and open to the public.

Thomas Sargent Talk on October 27, 2021 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


October Happy Hour for Economics Faculty,  Staff and Graduate Students

October 2021 Economics Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
4:00 PM
 

Economics Faculty, staff & graduate students were invited to our October Happy Hour, a chance to relax and socialize off-campus.

No RSVP needed.

 

 

 


Emory Round Table 

Emory Round TableThursday, September 16, 2021 | 5:30 PM  Zoom Link

Bin Laden, The Taliban, The US, and the Future of the Middle East?
A Conversation with James Dorsey

 

Emory Round TableThursday, September 23, 2021 | 5:30 PM  Zoom Link

Algeria & Morocco: 60 years of Lost Opportunity
A Conversation with Bachir Mihoubi, Yacine Daddi Addoun, Mellouki Cadat, Hicham Idrissi, Sam Cherribi, Laton Price

 

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


Welcome Back Party Scheduled for Thursday, August 26th 

Welcome Back PartyThursday, August 26, 2021

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

We welcomed new faculty and graduate students to the department at this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Preview of events scheduled for Economics Department Faculty, Staff & Graduate Students

Fall 2021
  • August 26: Welcome Back Party, 4:30 PM
  • Event Cancelled: Ocotober 16: Department Bowling Challenge, 3:00 PM 
  • Event Cancelled: December 9: Holiday Party, 5:30 PM (by invitation only)
Spring 2022
  • March 26: International Potluck, 7:00 PM
  • April 6: Kafoglis Nobel Laureate Lecture and ODE Banquet
  • April 23: Battle of the Fields Soccer Match and Department Family Picnic, 10:00 AM

Explore Emory Econ on Wednesday, November 17th

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 6:00 PM (via Zoom)
 

Explore Emory Econ is our annual Economics Department information session where prospective majors/minors can learn more about their various academic paths at Emory and opportunities as an Economics graduate. 

This Zoom event was recorded:  Watch here

Explore Emory Econ event on 11-17-2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Professional Pathways Conversation Featuring Emory Economics Alumni on Tuesday, October 19th

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 7:00 PM (via Zoom)
 

Economics majors and minors were invited to the 4th Annual Professional Pathways Conversation featuring Emory Economics alumni on October 19th at 7:00 pm. This event coincided with Homecoming/Family Weekend and was held virtually again this year. 

This Zoom event was recorded:  Watch here

Professional Pathways Conversation  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Economics/Computer Science Joint Major Information Session on September 30th 

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 7:00 PM (via Zoom)
 

The Economics Department hosted a virtual information session for the Economics/Computer Science joint major that is starting in Spring 2022. The session featured a brief overview of the new joint major and a panel discussion from alumni who double majored in Econ/CS to discuss how this interdisciplinary curriculum was beneficial to their career trajectories. 

This Zoom session was recorded:  Watch here 

Economics-Data Science Joint Major Information Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Career Prep Workshop Featuring Economics Alumni, Jessie Zhao (19C) 

Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 7:00 PM (via Zoom)
 

Students were invited to this unique event with information about how students can prepare application materials and interview responses for economic consulting positions or other quantitative research positions. 

Career Prep Workshop on September 2, 2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Virtual Information Session for Incoming First-Year Students 

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 7:00 PM (via Zoom)
 
The Economics Department hosted a Virtual Information Session for incoming first-year students on Tuesday, August 10th at 7:00 pm. 
 
This was a great opportunity for students to learn more about Economics prior to their arrival to campus.
 
Virtual Information Session 8-10-2021
 
 
 

Professionalism Workshop Series Planned for Second Year Graduate Students

Friday, February 4, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 PM
Friday, February 11, 2022 | 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

This two-part Professionalism Workshop led by current 5th year PhD students will be 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 are expected to attend.

Zoom link can be found on the Econ PhD SharePoint calendar (Emory login required).


Professionalism Workshop Series Planned for Third Year Graduate Students

Friday, November 5, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 PM
Friday, December 3, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 

Ian McCarthyThis two-part Professionalism Workshop led by Ian McCarthy for third-year graduate students covers workflow and tips for fully transitioning from student to researcher. Best practices for organization and academic writing will also be covered. All third-year graduate students are expected to attend.

 


Women in Economics Potluck Dinner and Mentoring Event for Female Graduate Students 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 6:30 PM
 

All female Economics graduate students were encouraged to attend this important mentoring event covering some of the unspoken challenges for women in economics, led by Emory Economics Faculty, Elena Pesavento and Paloma Moyano.

Location: Private off-campus location.
 

Women in Economics Mentoring Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ph.D. Job Market Prep Workshop: Preparing a Successful Job Talk

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Rich Memorial Building - Room 329A
 
This Ph.D. Job Market Prep workshop was geared for fourth, fifth and sixth year graduate students interested in honing their presentation skills in preparation for the job market. Workshop was led by Rob Pearson, PhD, Assistant Dean of Professional Development and Career Planning at the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies at Emory University.
 

PhD Job Market Prep Workshop: Preparing a Successful Job Talk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Two Ph.D. Virtual Information Sessions Scheduled for Economics Students and Economists in Latin America

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 6:30 PM (via Zoom)
 
Interested in pursuing a PhD in Economics in the US? Register for this free event at Emory University where you can learn from the process told by Latin Americans like you.
 

¿Interesado en realizar un doctorado en Economía en E.E.U.U.? Regístrate a este evento gratuito de la Universidad de Emory donde podrás aprender del proceso contado por Latino Americanos como tú.

PhD Virtual Information Session for Economics Students Studying in Latin America

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 5:00 PM Eastern time - U.S. (via Zoom)
Register by Nov. 2nd. 
 

PhD Virtual Information Session for Economists  at the Central Banks of Latin America

Economists at the Central Banks in Latin America who are interested in learning more about Emory’s Economics Ph.D. program training in Macroeconomics were invited to this special Virtual Information Session featuring Juan Rubio-Ramirez, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Economics. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Ph.D. Virtual Information Session
Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 7:30 PM (via Zoom)
 
Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics? This virtual information session was offered to learn more about the Emory Economics PhD program.
 
PhD Virtual Information Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Welcome Party for New Graduate Students

Saturday, August 28, 2021 | 11:30 AM 
By invitation only. 
 
Welcome Party for New PhD Students

Connect-Share Faculty Happy Hour Planned for October 28th

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 5:30 PM
Location: Fritti (covered patio), 309 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307
 

This Connect-Share Happy Hour is intended to connect mentors and mentees from the Emory Econ and Atlanta Fed so that people can connect and share.

By invitation only.

Class of 2021 Virtual Graduation Reception 

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 11:00 AM 

2021 Graduation Virtual Reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Spring 2021 Offers a Variety of Activities for Students

ZoomThe Economics Department offered a variety of activities for students to remain connected with our academic community.

Spring 2021 Student Events Recap

 

  

 


Emory Round Table

Emory Round TableTuesday, April 1, 2021 | 6:00 PM  Zoom Link
Pentecostalism and Migration in Sweden: An Ethnographic Approach
 

 

Emory Round TableTuesday, April 6, 2021 | 6:00 PM    Zoom Link
Story Intelligence: The 7 Powers of Story
 
 


Emory Round TableThursday, April 8, 2021 | 5:00 PM  Zoom Link
The Jewish Bride: Iraq’s lost past
 
 


Emory Round TableThursday, April 15, 2021 | 5:00 PM  Zoom Link
New Empire Builders: Lessons in Female Leadership
 
 


Emory Round TableThursday, April 22, 2021 | 5:00 PM  Zoom Link
Turkey in Africa
 
 


Emory Round TableThursday, April 29, 2021 | 5:00 PM  Zoom Link
African Artificial Intelligence
 

 

 
Co-sponsored by Emory Economics & MESAS Departments, Global African Partners, Mayshad Emory, Zohor Foundation.

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


Economics Virtual Information Session Scheduled for April 13

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 7:30 PM

Students learned about the various academic paths in Economics that they can pursue while they are students at Emory and the multitude of exciting career options open to Economics graduates.

This Zoom event was recorded: Economics Virtual Information Session

View/Download the slide presentation

Economics Virtual Information Session 4-13-2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 


First-Generation Emory Economics Alumni Panel on April 28

The final alumni panel of the academic year featured a panel of first-generation Emory Economics alumni who shared their life experiences leading up to their education at Emory and professional achievements they have earned since graduation.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 7:00 PM

First Generation Emory Economics Alumni Panel 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 


Career Connections Chat: Investment Banking and Government Professions on March 3

Wednesday, March 3 | 7:30 PM 

Career Connections Chats are a series of panel discussions with recent alumni in a targeted field about their career journey. The March Career Connections Chat was held on Wednesday, March 3 and focused on Investment Banking and Government Professions.

Career Connections Chat: Investment Banking and Government Professions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 


Emory Round Table

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 6:00 PM    Zoom Link

  • Reflections on Lebanon: Consociational and Transnational Movements

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 6:00 PM  Zoom Link

  • WTO's leads the way (with Ngozi); Are African businesses and government’s ready to trade?

Co-sponsored by Emory Economics & MESAS Departments, Global African Partners, Mayshad Emory, Zohor Foundation.

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

Emory Round Table

 Emory Round Table

 

 

 

 

  

 

   


Informational Session on The Washington Semester Program from American University

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 11:00 am

This session was set up specifically for Emory Economics students.

Please reach out to Terrell Austin (taustin@american.edu) fo rmore information or if you have any questions.

Informational session on The Washington Semester Program from American University  

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Reflections on Economic Power, Social Injustice and Wealth Inequality Lecture

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 7:30 PM

Students were invited to join us for this timely and relevant virtual lecture by Professor of Pedagogy, Dr. Melvin Ayogu.

This Zoom event was recorded:  Reflections on Economics Power, Social Justice and Wealth Inequality 

Reflections on Economic Power, Social Injustice and Wealth Inequality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 


Emory Round Table

Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 6:00 PM    Zoom Link

Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 6:00 PM   Zoom Link

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 6:00 PM   Zoom Link

Co-sponsored by Emory Economics & MESAS Departments, Global African Partners, Mayshad Emory, Zohor Foundation.

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


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

Friday, February 5, 2021 | 2:30 PM

This media training session was 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 brought 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 minimized 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

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


Making The Most of Your Summer Plans Workshop on February 24

Students were invited to join us for this workshop in collaboration with Emory's Career Center about mindfully approaching your summer break to hone your skills and market yourself for future opportunities. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 7:00 PM EST

This Zoom event was recorded: Making the most of your summer plans

Making The Most of Your Summer Plans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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