Economics in the Airline Industry

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

  Charles Duncan UNC Alum and Chief Strategy Office EVP of WestJet       Title of the talk: How his economics degree is used everyday to stay ahead of the competition in the airline industry. Coker Hall, Rm 201 … Continued

UNC Economics in Croatia

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Dr. Rita Balaban, along with a group of students from the UNC Economics department, completed a 6-week immersive experience in Croatia, from May 14-June 20, 2018. The study abroad trip gave the students an opportunity to integrate into the culture … Continued

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