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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

Professor Luca Flabbi featured in the Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spotlight on the Faculty Professor Luca Flabbi “Do Female Executives Make a Difference?” This question was the topic of analysis by Professor Luca Flabbi and three colleagues (Mario Macis, Andrea Moro, and Fabiano Schivardi). Their research explored the effects of female leadership on … Continued

Professor Chari presents Research at Two Academic Conferences

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spotlight on the Faculty Professor Anusha Chari March 20-21, 2017 Workshop on Advances in International Economics and Finance assembled top researchers and policy makers from the North and South America at the Central Bank of Argentina in Buenos Aires. Our very … Continued

Graduation events 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Graduation 2017 in Chapel Hill:  it’s difficult to think of a more inspiring event! The Economics Department was represented well throughout the weekend, beginning with the hooding ceremony for our Ph.D. graduates Saturday morning, the reception for graduates from the … Continued

Economist In Training: Letter from Evan Rose

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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 Greek and Latin was just about all I did. Along … Continued

A Letter from the Chair

Friday, July 1, 2016

Dear Friends: Chapel Hill is always an active community, but its pulse is speeding these days.  The Chancellor and Provost will welcome over 4000 new first-year and transfer students to the Carolina campus at student convocation this fall.  We are expecting … 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

Alumni News

Thursday, February 4, 2016

William E. Brewer, Jr. (BA, 1973) received the lifetime achievement award from the Bankruptcy Section of the North Carolina Bar Association in November 2014. Attorney Brewer, who also received his law degree from UNC, told us that his Carolina education … Continued

Economics Research at Carolina

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Faculty research continues to be an integral part of Department activity and is critical to our Departmental mission. For this year’s newsletter we asked Professor Jonathan Hill to share his research with our readers. Mid-way through graduate school, I discovered … Continued

Fed Reserve Challenge Team is Runner-up in DC

Friday, January 8, 2016

The UNC Fed Challenge team took its act on the road last December, and came in second in the nation in the annual inter-university competition in monetary policy design. Each year at UNC, a team of three to five students undertakes research … Continued