Welcome To The Department of Economics
It's better to be roughly right than precisely wrong.
– John Maynard Keynes
Congratulations Benjamin Nypaver!!!
Economics Department major Benjamin Nypaver was one of 550 students nationwide to received a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study in Guangzhou, China for the next two months. He will be taking courses in Mandarin from Chinese instructors. Click here for the complete story.
Mitchell Upp Wins 3rd Place!
Congratulations to Economics Department student, Mitchell Upp, who won third place for his economic research in the poster competition held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on May 2, 2014. Mitchell's research was titled The Relationship between Tariffs, Corruption, and Growth in Developing Countries. The competition was sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the University of Akron Economics Department. Mitchell was one of three students from the UA Economics Department who entered the competition along with nine other students from Ohio and western Pennsylvania colleges. The Cleveland Fed has been partnering with the University of Akron's Department of Economics to host the competition each spring since 2009.
Spring 2014 Undergraduate Poster Exhibit
Undergraduate college students are invited to present your research in economics at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on Friday, May 2, 2014. Federal Reserve economists, research analysts and faculty from other area institutions will review your poster exhibit to learn more about your research. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. Learn more about participating in this event: Poster competition.
This poster exhibit is being presented by the University of Akron and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Undergraduate alumnus Michael Morell, who retired as deputy director of the CIA in 2013, is now CBS News' Senior Security Correspondent. Mike earned his BA in Economics at the University of Akron in 1980 and began his career at the CIA as an Economic Analyst. While at the CIA he continued his education at Georgetown University earning a master's degree in economics and completing the coursework for a doctorate.
New Faculty Member in DPTV Broadcast "Investing in Nature"
Dr. Amanda Weinstein appeared in a Detroit Public Television broadcast, "Great Lakes Now Connect: Investing in Nature," at 10:00 am on August 13th 2013. You can watch the show online at the Great Lakes Now website. Dr. Weinstein and four other panelists will discussed: Ecosystem services: Nature’s benefits to people, economies and quality of life.
Two New Faculty Members
The department is pleased to announce the hiring of two new faculty members beginning fall 2013: Amanda Weinstein and Dr. Haimanti Banerjee.
Amanda Weinstein obtained her Ph.D. this summer from the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at Ohio State University. Her research focuses on urban and regional economics exploring a wide range of topics from energy policy, to income inequality, to women entrepreneurs in regional economic development. She will be teaching our Seminar on Regional Economic Analysis & Development class this fall.
Dr. Banerjee obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa concentrating on the fields of housing markets and macroeconomics. Her teaching experience ranges from basic principles classes to intermediate and advanced macro theory courses as well as Money and Banking and the Economics of Development and Growth.
Please join us in welcoming these two new faculty members to our department.
The Dilley Family Endowed Scholarship
The Department of Economics is grateful for David and Lessia Dilley’s gift to establish The Dilley Family Endowed Scholarship in Economics. In 1973, David received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science. He serves on both the Economics Department Advisory Board and The University of Akron National Alumni Board of Directors.
Economics Faculty Quick Reference
Dr. Haimanti Banerjee
Dr. Elizabeth Erickson
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Adjunct Teaching Faculty
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|Ms. Fadwa Nawari||CAS 453||330-972- email@example.com|
|Dr. Kate Sheppard||CAS 455||330-972- firstname.lastname@example.org|
Adjunct Research Faculty
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