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Economic Society attended annual Winter Institute economic conference

Posted on February 25, 2015

The Economic Society attended the annual Winter Institute economic conference hosted by St. Cloud State University on February 18-19, 2015. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM students and Economic Society tour Microsoft

Posted on February 16, 2015

The Economic Society recently organized a tour of Microsoft in Fargo for MSUM students. Read the rest of this entry →

Economic Society collecting old phones/accessories for service project

Posted on January 28, 2015

The Economic Society is collecting old phones and accessories for our service project. Donations will be collected in boxes in the following locations: MacLean 380 (Department of Economics, Law & Politics), CMU (close to US Bank ATM), Library (Front Desk), Women’s Center, and Grantham and Nelson Front Desk. Read the rest of this entry →

Economic Society collecting phones and accessories for service project

Posted on January 23, 2015

The Economic Society is collecting old phones and accessories for our service project. Donations will be collected in boxes in the following locations: MacLean 380 (Economics Department Office), CMU (close to US Bank ATM), Library (Front Desk), Women’s Center, and Grantham and Nelson Front Desk. Read the rest of this entry →

Econ grad developing mobile app for MSUM

Posted on January 14, 2015

Jeremy Johnson, MSUM graduate in economics and national sales director of Myriad Mobile, was featured in the Fargo Forum. Myriad Mobile is developing a cellphone app for MSUM to allow students to view an events calendar, campus directory, and individual information. Read the rest of this entry →

Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

Posted on December 18, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Read the rest of this entry →

Economics alumnus’ undergraduate research presented at Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop

Posted on November 11, 2014

Cody Brandt’s research, “Impact of the Bakken Oil Boom on Employment and Wages in North Dakota,” was a selected poster presentation at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on November 1-2, 2014. He completed this research at MSUM under the direction of Economics, Law & Politics faculty member T. J. Hansen in fall 2013. Brandt began graduate study in the Agricultural and Consumer Economics Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2014.

Economics alumnus provides industry perspective to students

Posted on November 06, 2014

Craig Bettmann, Vice President of Client Solutions for Cogensia, visited the MSUM campus on October 27, 2014 and offered insights to students preparing for careers in industry. Mr. Bettmann reflected on courses and undergraduate and graduate school experiences that propelled him in his career path. He emphasized the importance of developing quantitative analysis and critical thinking skills in addition to effective communication skills. The event concluded with a question and answer session.

Dr. Zachary Machunda presented at the Missouri Valley Economics Association

Posted on November 05, 2014

Zachary Machunda of the Economics, Law, & Politics department presented “World Bank’s Misuse of Cost-Benefit Analysis of Rural Water and Sanitation Projects in Sri Lanka and Nepal” at the 51st annual meeting of the Missouri Valley Economics Association in St. Louis, MO on October 24, 2014. Dr. Machunda also served as a discussant for two papers at the conference.

Dr. Steven Bolduc participated in North Dakota Governor’s History Conference

Posted on October 24, 2014

Dr. Steven Bolduc participated in the North Dakota Governor’s History Conference on Saturday, October 18, in Bismarck, ND. Bolduc’s and Dr. Amy Phillips’ (director of the Minot State University Social Work program at NDSU and former MSUM professor) invited presentation, “Special Delivery: The Significance of the Post Office in Rural North Dakota Communities,” surveyed some highlights of a yearlong series of interviews with postal employees and community members in small, rural ND cities. The presentation included photographs of post office buildings and portraits of interviewees by Wayne Gudmundson (MSUM professor emeritus)

Economics alumnus, You Wang, to be published in Undergraduate Economic Review

Posted on September 24, 2014

You Wang’s research paper, “An Economic Analysis of Housing Market Instability and Affordability in China,” has been accepted for publication in 2014-2015 by the Undergraduate Economic Review. Wang is the fourth MSUM Economics student to earn this distinction since 2005. Read the rest of this entry →

Hansen Participates in Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting

Posted on August 04, 2014

T. J. Hansen, Economics, Law & Politics, participated in the Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in Minneapolis, Minn., July 27-29, 2014. AAEA members specialize in applied economics research focused on agriculture and the environment, growth and development, public policy, and rural and regional economies. Read the rest of this entry →

New Class in US Economic History

Posted on April 30, 2014

This fall the economics program is offering a new course in US Economic History. No prior knowledge of economics or US History is needed. This introduction to economic history will use the tools of economics to explore questions in US history. What were the cost/benefits of the colonists declaring independence from England? Would slavery have died without a Civil War? What were the true causes of the Great Depression? What were the causes of the Great Recession from just a couple years ago? Using basic economics can allow us to view these question and many more in a different light. This class is open to all students.

New class in US Economic History

Posted on April 29, 2014

This fall the economics program is offering a new course in US Economic History. No prior knowledge of economics or US History is needed. This introduction to economic history will use the tools of economics to explore questions in US history. What were the cost/benefits of the colonists declaring independence from England? Would slavery have died without a Civil War? What were the true causes of the Great Depression? What were the causes of the Great Recession from just a couple years ago? Using basic economics can allow us to view these question and many more in a different light. This class is open to all students.

“Economics in Action” at the Expanding Your Horizons Conference

Posted on April 15, 2014

MSUM students, Fanuel Asrat, Aba Boadu, Kofi Boadu, Cody Brandt, Jasmin Lam, Julie Maahs, Melhik Negatu, and Mira Nkulukadiele, and Economics faculty members, T. J. Hansen and Gregory Stutes, offered a workshop in conjunction with the Expanding Your Horizons Conference on April 12. The local Expanding Your Horizons Conference invites young women from Minnesota and North Dakota who are in the seventh, eighth or ninth grades to experience careers, which use mathematics, critical thinking, and scientific inquiry. Read the rest of this entry →

The economics of gaming

Posted on April 09, 2014

Zebulon Hallman to present at conference

By Danielle Rebel

“League of Legends” and “World of Warcraft” may seem like simple ways to pass the time for most, but for Zebulon Hallman, these online games offer a unique insight as to how the world works.

Hallman, a senior paralegal and economics major, has spent the semester studying the economics of online games. He will be presenting his research at MSUM’s Student Academic Conference on April 15. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM DECA advances to nationals

Posted on April 04, 2014

Six students to compete in Washington D.C.

On February 25 and 26 the MSUM DECA chapter competed at the Minnesota Collegiate DECA Career Development Conference in Mankato, Minn. After two days of competitive business events, the students came back with awards for their achievements and will advance to the national conference.

All MSUM students were finalists in their events, advancing to the top eight. They presented their business knowledge to professional judges from around the state. Read the rest of this entry →

Last day to donate used phones and accessories

Posted on April 04, 2014

This is the last day the Economic Society is collecting old phones and accessories for our service project. Donations will be collected in boxes in the following locations: MacLean 380 (Economics Department Office), CMU (close to US Bank ATM), Langseth Hall (1st Floor close to recycle boxes), Center for the Arts (Student Lounge), Residence and Housing Office (Ballard), and Center for Business (1st Floor close to recycle boxes). As advertised earlier we are partnering with the Soroptimist International of Moorhead to collect used cell phones and accessories (chargers, cases, etc.) for clients of the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo-Moorhead. Read the rest of this entry →

Economics student, Cody Brandt, to be published in Undergraduate Economic Review

Posted on April 03, 2014

Cody Brandt’s research paper, “Impact of Oil Boom on Employment and Wages in North Dakota,” has been accepted for publication in the Undergraduate Economic Review in 2014. The Undergraduate Economic Review is a peer-reviewed journal focused on high-quality, undergraduate research.

Dr. T. J. Hansen served as Brandt’s faculty research mentor. Read the rest of this entry →

The Gendered Economy offered as online course this summer

Posted on April 01, 2014

Economics 340: The Gendered Economy (LASC 9) offered online this summer (May 21 to June 17).

Despite the grand American narrative of expanding freedom, economic and political opportunity in the United States has never been equally available to all. Race, ethnicity, and gender have played and continue to play an important yet often invidious role in identifying who is eligible for political citizenship and who enjoys the full benefits of economic citizenship.

In this course, we will:
• investigate how gender specifically has influenced access to economic resources, opportunities, and institutions in the United States; Read the rest of this entry →

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