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Congratulations, Graduates!

Friday, August 12, 2016

May 8 was a very special day for our senior Economics majors.  It began in Kenan Stadium with the University’s 2016 Commencement ceremony, and then continued with the Economics Department reception in the Global Education Center.  As you can see … Continued

The 2016 Graduation Reception

Friday, July 8, 2016

The sky was Carolina blue for the 2016 Economics Department Graduation reception — and the tables were laden with Carolina-blue punch, Tar Heel cookies and pimento-cheese sandwiches.  After the graduation ceremony in Kenan Stadium, the graduates, their families and the faculty … Continued

The “Data Guy” is a Carolina Grad

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Jonathan Pingle came to Chapel Hill in the fall of 1998.  He was a bright guy — undergraduate degree at University of Connecticut, graduate courses in accounting and a Masters in Public Policy at the University of Chicago — but … Continued

Fiscal Challenge Competition Grows

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Fiscal Challenge is a national competition wherein teams of students devise and defend their plans for putting the U.S. on a sustainable fiscal path. Founded by Professor Mike Aguilar and graduate student Danny Soques in 2012, the goals of the competition … Continued

A Letter from the Chair

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hello from Chapel Hill! The campus is beautiful at this time of year, although the students can be excused for not noticing – final exams and course papers have most of them preoccupied. We in Economics can take the credit … Continued

Carolina Economics Club

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Carolina Economics Club (CEC) at the University of North Carolina works to create a venue for students to explore economics outside their traditional coursework and also to network with their peers, alumni, prospective employers and professors. This is accomplished … Continued

Graduation 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May 8 was a very special day for our senior Economics majors.  It began in Kenan Stadium with the University’s 2016 Commencement ceremony, and then continued with the Economics Department reception in the Global Education Center.  As you can see … Continued

The Best College for the Economics Major in North Carolina

Monday, May 16, 2016

No surprise:  Carolina is # 1. The quants at Zippia, a new website devoted to providing expert career advice, have created an algorithm for ranking the success of universities in training and placing their Economics majors.  They considered eight metrics … Continued

Economics Grad Students Win Summer Internships

Monday, May 16, 2016

Three of our graduate students received macroeconomics-oriented summer internships this year. Karlye Dilts Stedman will be a research intern in the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund. Her current research at UNC examines spillovers from unconventional monetary policy in … Continued

Jennie Ellison: Supporting Economics at UNC

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Jennie Ellison ’89 of Charlotte, N.C., fondly credits Carolina for providing her with the resources she needs to think critically every day at Microsoft as the global release manager for Office Client Services. Her ability to work through complex resource … Continued