Wide Receiver to Distinguished Professor: a Carolina Journey

  Peter Blair Henry grew up wanting to play Pac 12 football.  His football scholarship didn’t materialize, but Peter had hedged his bets:  he interviewed for Carolina’s Morehead Scholarship.  He … Continued

Leslie Gordon — First act: Completing Carolina Economics. Second act: Staffing Wall Street.

Leslie Peyton came to Carolina without set plans for the future — and then she met Economics!  She’s now a senior partner in Korn Ferry’s New York City office, and specializes in … Continued

Understanding financial markets: undergraduate research initiatives in summer 2017

How did you spend your summer vacation?  For six of our rising seniors, summer wasn’t a vacation — it was a time of intensive research into the workings of global … Continued

Following her Own Path to Success

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 … Continued

Funding Individual Learning Opportunities in Economics

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 … Continued

Tim Diette: the New Associate Dean of the Williams School of Commerce at Washington and Lee University

Alumni News: Tim Diette   Washington and Lee University has discovered something that we at Carolina have known for a while — Tim Diette is a good man to have … Continued

Economist In Training: Letter from Evan Rose

I wasn’t supposed to be an Economist. When I first arrived at Carolina, I was on track to be an academic classicist: For my first two years of college, reading … Continued

That Gardner Magic Strikes Again …

What is your favorite memory of Gardner Hall? Kyle McCay (2010) and Meredith Sapp (2011) both remembered Gardner fondly, but on 14 May they created a brand-new memory that is … Continued

The “Data Guy” is a Carolina Grad

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 … Continued

Jennie Ellison: Supporting Economics at UNC

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 … Continued