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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

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

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

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

The Fed Challenge Team Advances to National Competition in DC

Friday, December 19, 2014

The College Fed Challenge is an annual inter-university competition in monetary policy design. At UNC, a team of three to five students undertakes research and data analysis under faculty supervision. They design their proposed monetary policy, and then travel to … Continued

The Fed Challenge Team Goes to Washington

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The 2011 Fed Challenge team accomplished an unprecedented feat for UNC Economics – making it to the National competition in Washington, D.C.  The victory in the Charlotte Branch was the fifth year in a row, and the team once again … Continued