2018 Impact Award honors Josh Horvath

Friday, February 2, 2018

Josh Horvath, a fifth year Ph.D. student in Economics, with interest in education, labor and health economics, will be receiving a 2018 Impact Award for his research. His research examines the effects of charter schools on traditional public school student math … Continued

The EconAid Center: Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Professor Kalina Staub noticed something about her undergraduate students last year:  they were interested in the course material, they loved talking economics – but they didn’t come to her office hours! In talking with her students she discovered a number … Continued

Following her Own Path to Success

Friday, June 16, 2017

Shilpi Somaya Gowda is a proud 1992 graduate of UNC with degrees in Economics and International Studies, but she’s taken her learning in a novel direction. While many of her classmates have jobs with large corporations or investment banks, Shilpi has … Continued

Funding Individual Learning Opportunities in Economics

Friday, May 19, 2017

As the Economics major grows in popularity, the faculty members recognize that we need to do more to individualize the learning experience for each and every major.  In this, we’ve found two excellent partners in Matt and Paige Guest (pictured … Continued

Professor Jon Williams featured on Microeconomics Insights

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered how internet service providers decide what price to set for broadband access? Professor Jon Williams of UNC Economics, along with colleagues Aviv Nevo (University of Pennsylvania) and John Turner (University of Georgia), asked this very question in … Continued

Three Undergraduate Awards in Economics in 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

At the 2017 graduation reception this Mother’s Day, we recognized two undergraduates for their sustained excellence and accomplishments in the Economics degree. Economics major and minor in Geography, Ariana Vaisey (pictured at left, with Department Chair Patrick Conway) was awarded the … Continued

Class of 2017: Another Year Complete

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, May 14, the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill was filled with the hustle and bustle of proud parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends of soon-to-be Tar Heel graduates. There was an excitement in the air—an air of new possibilities … Continued

2017 Triangle Microeconomics Conference

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

In April 2017 the UNC Economics Department hosted the second annual Triangle Microeconomics Conference. We welcomed scholars from the University of Illinois, Michigan, MIT, Ohio State, Northwestern, NYU, Penn, USC, and Yale for a day and a half of research presentations … Continued