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Department News and Notes

Considering Econ as Your Major?

biketrailWednesday, September 21 (noon to 2pm, STV 401A) opportunity to learn about career opportunities for Econ majors.  Debbie Ungson-Walbert is Internship Manager for the Career Center and an ISU Econ alum.  This event is hosted by the UWE initiative and open to all interested students.  Pizza and soda provided.


Promoting Undergraduate Success

isu_grad2Do advising and information interventions in introductory economics courses make a difference in choice of major, retention in the major and overall academic success?  Learn more about ISU’s role in the Undergraduate Women in Economics Challenge funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation through the National Bureau of Economic Research.


Fall 2016 Semester Notes

uptown_1ISU hosts a variety of daily activities throughout Welcome Week, August 17-21.  The first day of Fall Semester classes is Monday, August 22. Homecoming Week is Octber 3-9.  Finals Week is December 10-16.



Deborah D. Amdor Scholarship Fund Established

working-outdoorsThe Deborah D. Amdor Scholarship Fund has recently been established as the result of a generous gift to the Department of Economics. The scholarship fund is an “open fund” in the Illinois State University Foundation, and therefore may be increased at any time through additional gifts. Funding will come from direct contributions from Ms. Deborah D. Amdor herself along with matching gift funds from the State Farm Companies Foundation.

Ohler Article Receives WAEA Award

river4The Western Agricultural Economics Association has selected “What Floats Your Boat? Preference Revelations from Lotteries over Complex Goods” (Journal of Environmental Economics and Management) for the Outstanding Published Research Award.  Professor Adrienne Ohler and coauthors was recognized at the WAEA awards luncheon in San Francisco.

Goel Article Nets ACES Award

zagrebThe Association for Comparative Economic Studies has selected “Bureaucratic Monopoly and the Nature and Timing of Bribes: Evidence from Croatian Data” for the Bergson Prize.  The article by Professor Rajeev Goel and coauthors was recognized at their annual meetings as the best paper published in the association’s journal over the past two years.

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