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

2018 Economics Graduation Ceremony & Reception

Friday, March 16, 2018

This year’s Economics Graduation Reception & Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the Fedex Global Education Center. Families of our majors are welcome to arrive at the reception immediately following the Kenan Ceremony. The Economics Department Ceremony will begin … Continued

2018 Impact Award honors Josh Horvath

Friday, February 2, 2018

Josh Horvath, a fifth year Ph.D. student in Economics, with interest in education, labor and health economics, will be receiving a 2018 Impact Award for his research. His research examines the effects of charter schools on traditional public school student math … Continued

The EconAid Center: Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Professor Kalina Staub noticed something about her undergraduate students last year:  they were interested in the course material, they loved talking economics – but they didn’t come to her office hours! In talking with her students she discovered a number … Continued

Following her Own Path to Success

Friday, June 16, 2017

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 classmates have jobs with large corporations or investment banks, Shilpi has … Continued

Funding Individual Learning Opportunities in Economics

Friday, May 19, 2017

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 found two excellent partners in Matt and Paige Guest (pictured … Continued

Professor Jon Williams featured on Microeconomics Insights

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Have you ever wondered how internet service providers decide what price to set for broadband access? Professor Jon Williams of UNC Economics, along with colleagues Aviv Nevo (University of Pennsylvania) and John Turner (University of Georgia), asked this very question in … Continued