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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

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

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

Entrepreneurship Minor News

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Entrepreneurship can mean lots of different things to lots of different people. When you ask a group of students to name an entrepreneur, they often rattle off the list of usual suspects – Gates, Jobs, Zuckerberg – giants of innovation … Continued

Evaluating a Gates Foundation Initiative

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Professor David Guilkey briefed us last year in this space about his research evaluating a Gates Foundation Initiative in four emerging economies. Here’s an update from him on his progress. I’ve briefed you in previous newsletters about my work on … Continued