The Credential in Quantitative Financial Economics Ramps Up

Saturday, October 6, 2018

UNC Economics began a new experiment in advanced undergraduate education in 2016.  With the financial support of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation, we created the Credential in Quantitative Financial Economics (QFE).  This is a three-course sequence that provides students with the … Continued

Anessa Custovic: Econ grad student on the go

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Anessa Custovic is a third-year graduate student in Economics.  Her specialty is econometrics – the study of empirical methods in economics – and she has had a busy summer.  Her research paper “Long- and Short-Term Cryptocurrency Volatility Components: A GARCH-MIDAS … Continued

Women in Economics: a club for all of us

Friday, September 28, 2018

The Women in Economics Club (or WIE, for short)  is made up of women with a mission.  These are undergraduate Economics majors who love the subject matter of Economics and are surprised that their Economics classes are majority male.  (Here at … Continued

Message from the Chair–Fall 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Hello from soggy Chapel Hill!  Florence spared us the hurricane-force winds, but we did experience the heavy rains that were her trademark.  The red bricks of Polk Place on campus became riverbeds during her visit, but we are at present … Continued

Extra Help during the Summer Sessions

Monday, June 4, 2018

Don’t know where to go for extra help during the summer sessions? Although Spring session is complete and the campus is slightly hibernating, resources are still available to all students who need help with summer econ courses. Located in the … Continued

How Global Warming affects U.S. Economic Growth

Monday, June 4, 2018

Professor Toan Phan was featured in the Wall Street Journal and The Guardian for his research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. He investigates how rising temperatures will slow down U.S. economic growth over the next decade. The article … Continued

2018 Triangle Microeconomics Conference

Thursday, May 3, 2018

In April 2018 we hosted the third annual Triangle Microeconomics Conference. We welcomed scholars from California-Berkeley, Colorado, Columbia, Northwestern, Penn, Texas A&M, Texas, and Yale for a day and a half of research presentations and discussion. In addition to speakers, … Continued

What is Economics?

Monday, April 2, 2018

It’s that time of year again:  selecting courses for next semester!  And whether you have already decided to major in economics, are taking a few courses to see if you enjoy it, are considering an economics course, or simply don’t … Continued