Student Organizations & Opportunities
Economics students have the possibility to take part in various co-curricular activities and research opportunities.
Student organizations include:
- The Economics Society, which is open to all students
- Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honor society
Our students publish two journals:
- 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.
Economics students have the opportunity to engage in original research, with many presenting their results at the John Wesley Powell Research Conference and other venues.
- The Mark A. Israel '91 Endowed Summer Research Fund in Economics funds one competitively selected student each summer to conduct independent research in close collaboration with a member of the economics faculty. These research papers are available on Digital Commons.
- The Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists Program is a competitive university-wide program that supports summer research and/or creative activity for five students each year, enabling them to stay on campus over the summer to work under the direction of faculty mentors.
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