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Resources for Economists

The American Economic Association maintains a long and growing list of online resources that will be useful to everyone in the economics profession. These resources cover a wide range of topics and they are regularly updated and can be accessed by economists, researchers, students, and anyone interested in economics. These resources are an invaluable tool for staying informed and up-to-date in the field.

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Undergraduate Women in Economics

Illinois State University (ISU) was chosen as one of twenty universities to take part in a national initiative to promote success for women as economics majors from 2015 to 2017. The Undergraduate Women in Economics (UWE) Challenge was a three-year project to identify and implement best practice strategies designed to encourage women in introductory economics courses to stay in the major. The program was led by economists at Harvard University, administered by the National Bureau of Economic Research, and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The UWE club at ISU was officially launched in the fall of 2021. UWE is dedicated to increasing diversity and representation in the economics profession and to fostering a sense of inclusion across the broader community of scholars. Students are invited to join the organization regardless of their experiences with economics. This club is inclusive, students of all genders are invited to join. To become a member, contact the Club co-Presidents, Abigail Black-Mishaan or Ahnaieh Bymun. For up-to-date meeting times and events, follow them on Instagram.

Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society

Applying for Omicron Delta Epsilon Membership

To become a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, you must apply for membership through the chapter at your school, and you must fulfill the eligibility requirements set out below. The minimum requirements for admission for undergraduates are:

  1. completion of 12 semester hours of economics courses; and
  2. attainment of at least a "B" average in economics courses and an overall "B" average in all classes.

Students do not have to be economics majors, but must have a genuine interest in economics in addition to meeting the above requirements.

The Economics department is currently in the process reactivating its chapter of ODE. Please email Dr. Susan Chen for more information.

How to Apply

To apply for membership, complete the Omicron Delta Epsilon Membership form and turn it in to STV425 by October 15.

About Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities; the publication of its official journal, The American Economist, and sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.

Currently, Omicron Delta Epsilon has 578 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, and United Arab Emirates. With such a broad, international base, chapter activities vary widely, ranging from invited speakers, group discussions, dinners, meetings, etc., to special projects such as review sessions and tutoring for students in economics.

Omicron Delta Epsilon plays a prominent role in the annual Honors Day celebrations at many colleges and universities.


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