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2023 Undergraduate Award in Economics

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Gabriela Goodman is an Economics (BS) major with minors in Public Policy and Business Administration. During her time at UNC, Gabriela has been working with Dr. Jane Fruehwirth to delve into the determinants of student success in college. This began … Read more

Fulbright Scholar Spotlight: Olga Malashenkova

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Olga Malashenkova, having completed her PhD studies at the Belarusian State University, was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow in the Department of Economics at UNC-CH during the Fall 2022 semester. Here, Olga continued her research about ecosystems of startup development in … Read more

Faculty Spotlight: David Guilkey

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Department Chair Donna Gilleskie’s interview with retiring Professor David Guilkey, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Economics. David joined the economics department in 1977. He received his PhD from Carolina in 1973. Thinking back over your nearly half century (46 … Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Patrick Conway

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Department Chair Donna Gilleskie’s interview with retiring Professor Patrick Conway. Pat served the department for 40 years, having joined the economics department in 1983. He received his PhD from Princeton in 1984. Thinking back over your 40 years of service … Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Rita Balaban

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Department Chair Donna Gilleskie’s interview with retiring Professor Rita Balaban. Rita served the department 17 years, having joined the economics faculty in 2006. She received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 1999 Thinking back over your time as … Read more

Underrepresented Majors (URM) Fund

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Experiences funded through Economics Department Underrepresented Majors (URM) Fund The Sadie Collective was officially founded in August 2018 and named after Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander. Sadie Alexander was the first African American to earn her doctoral degree in economics in 1921 from … Read more

2021-2022 Case Competition

Friday, April 21, 2023

The Case Competition conducted by Carolina Economics Club resumed in 2021-22 after a break due to the pandemic. Students were assigned a Case to discuss US Trade Policy on Solar Panel imports from China. Twelve teams were formed each of … Read more

2021-2022 FDIC Competition

Friday, April 21, 2023

Three teams from UNC participated in the Second Annual FDIC Challenge conducted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Challenge involved using three large data sets provided by the FDIC to examine “The Impacts of Covid-19 on the Banking Sector” … Read more

2nd Annual Sadie Conference

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Via our Underrepresented Majors (URM) Fund, the Economics Department sponsored the attendance of three UNC Economics majors to the second annual Sadie Conference on February 20-22, 2020 in Washington DC. Attending were Fridah Mbwaya, Victoria Quiett, and Hayle Tyson. We asked the women … Read more