Here to Serve…

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

July 1 marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for Carolina.  It also marks a “changing of the guard” for leadership of the Department of Economics:  a new chair.  Professor Pat Conway led the department for six years and … Continued

1st Annual Triangle Applied Micro Conference

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Following the example set by the organizers of the Triangle Microeconomics Conference, we launched the Triangle Applied Micro Conference in April 26, 2019. In this first edition of the conference the set of speakers included faculty and advanced graduate students … Continued

4th Annual Triangle Microeconomics Conference

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In April 2019 we hosted the fourth annual Triangle Microeconomics Conference. We welcomed scholars from California-Berkeley, California-Los Angeles, California Institute of Technology, Chicago, Columbia University, New York University, Northwestern, Princeton, and Yale for a day and a half of research … Continued

Taking a closer look at the economic side of the internet industry

Friday, March 15, 2019

With the mass adoption of streaming video services and last yearʼs repeal of net neutrality rules, how consumers interact with the internet is poised to change in unprecedented ways. Jonathan Williams, associate professor and director of the Center for Regulatory and … Continued

Dr. Parke’s Legacy

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

As many of you know, Dr. William Parke passed on December 27, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. His presence and passion for education and the students will be missed by all. The Daily Tar Heel, wrote a … Continued

The Fed Challenge Team brings home the hardware

Friday, December 21, 2018

  The College Fed Challenge is a competition designed to bring real-world economics into the classroom. Each university selects a team from among its students. The teams play the role of monetary policymakers. Judges from the Federal Reserve System evaluate … Continued

Donor Profile: Mel Williams

Friday, December 21, 2018

Mel Williams ’88 has the career he envisioned for himself as a student at Carolina. The entrepreneur, venture capital investor, and co-founder and general partner of TrueBridge Capital Partners has taken his Carolina education and turned it into a successful … Continued

Donna Gilleskie: President of Southern Economic Association

Friday, December 21, 2018

Donna Gilleskie, currently a full professor in our department, received her undergraduate degrees in economics and mathematics from UNC-CH in 1989. This Tarheel “born and bred” returned to UNC-CH as an assistant professor in 1994. This past year she served … Continued

Faculty Research Initiatives

Friday, December 21, 2018

Eric Ghysels, Bernstein Distinguished Professor of Economics, will co-lead a new research initiative to support academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments. This multi-university initiative is called the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), and includes … Continued