The Economics Research Lab in State Farm Hall
Econ lab at State Farm Hall

Student Organizations, Activities

Our students' economics-related activities include research opportunities and social events:

Student organizations include the Economics Society, which is open to all students, and Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honorary.

Our students publish two journals, the Park Place Economist and the Undergraduate Economic Review.

Economics students have the opportunity to undertake serious research, with many presenting their results at the John Wesley Powell Research Conference and other venues.

The Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists endowment supports summer research and creative activity for several students each year, enabling them to stay on campus over the summer to work under the direction of faculty mentors. 

The Robert S. Eckley Lecture in Economics allows economics faculty to bring to campus a distinguished scholar to broaden the understanding of economic analyses and perspectives among others on campus and in the community. The inaugural speaker in 2013 was Daron Acemoglu, New York Times bestselling co-author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty.