Following her Own Path to Success

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 … Continued



Funding Individual Learning Opportunities in Economics

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 … Continued



Tim Diette: the New Associate Dean of the Williams School of Commerce at Washington and Lee University

Alumni News: Tim Diette   Washington and Lee University has discovered something that we at Carolina have known for a while — Tim Diette is a good man to have … Continued



In Memoriam: David McFarland

David McFarland, emeritus professor and former department chair, passed away in late October 2016 here in Chapel Hill. David received his A.B. degree from Millsaps College in 1953 and his … Continued



An Innovation in Financial Economics for UNC’s Economics Majors

The Economics Department constantly strives to improve the education our students receive.  While education researchers have known that experimentation and practical experience are important aspects of the learning process for … Continued



That Gardner Magic Strikes Again …

What is your favorite memory of Gardner Hall? Kyle McCay (2010) and Meredith Sapp (2011) both remembered Gardner fondly, but on 14 May they created a brand-new memory that is … Continued



Congratulations, Graduates!

May 8 was a very special day for our senior Economics majors.  It began in Kenan Stadium with the University’s 2016 Commencement ceremony, and then continued with the Economics Department … Continued



The 2016 Graduation Reception

The sky was Carolina blue for the 2016 Economics Department Graduation reception — and the tables were laden with Carolina-blue punch, Tar Heel cookies and pimento-cheese sandwiches.  After the graduation ceremony … Continued



The “Data Guy” is a Carolina Grad

Jonathan Pingle came to Chapel Hill in the fall of 1998.  He was a bright guy — undergraduate degree at University of Connecticut, graduate courses in accounting and a Masters … Continued



Students at Graduation

Graduation 2016

May 8 was a very special day for our senior Economics majors.  It began in Kenan Stadium with the University’s 2016 Commencement ceremony, and then continued with the Economics Department … Continued