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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 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

Hayley Carter: Excellence in the classroom and on the court

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hayley Carter graduated on 14 May with her undergraduate degree in Economics, and (as usual) she was multitasking.  She didn’t want to miss her commencement in Kenan Stadium or the reception for Economics Department graduates.  However, the UNC Women’s Tennis Team … Continued

2017 Triangle Microeconomics Conference

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

In April 2017 the UNC Economics Department hosted the second annual Triangle Microeconomics Conference. We welcomed scholars from the University of Illinois, Michigan, MIT, Ohio State, Northwestern, NYU, Penn, USC, and Yale for a day and a half of research presentations … Continued

EconAid Center: A Study Space

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Don’t Need help with Econ finals? The EconAid Center is a great resource if you have questions about Econ classes. Faculty, TAs and ULAs hold office hours Monday (10am – 6pm) through Friday (10am – 3pm). The center opens on the … 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