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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 →

Economic Society collecting used cell phones and accessories

Posted on March 28, 2014

The Economic Society is 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. Any donated phones in working condition are reset to call 911 only. Phones, which are not in working condition, are welcome as the parts will go toward purchasing additional phones.

Donations will be collected in boxes in the following locations: MacLean 380 (Economics Department Office), CMU (close to US Bank ATM), Read the rest of this entry →

Economics student accepted to Applied Economics program at Illinois State University Urbana-Champaign, receives scholarship

Posted on March 25, 2014

Cody Brandt, Economics major, was accepted to the Master’s in Applied Economics program at Illinois State University Urbana-Champaign. Cody was offered a full scholarship and an assistantship worth well over $45,000.

This is the fourth consecutive year Economics majors from MSU Moorhead have been accepted to this very prestigious master’s program.

Flores and Hansen presented at Eastern Economics Association in Boston

Posted on March 13, 2014

Oscar Flores and TJ Hansen, Economics, presented a paper at the Eastern Economics Association in Boston, Mass. Flores and Hansen attempt to explain differences in freshman retention rates across public, four-year institutions in the nation.

Economics major presented paper at Eastern Economics Association research session in Boston

Posted on March 11, 2014

Jesse Leyk, economics major, presented a paper on the impact of NAFTA on imports of transportation equipment. Leyk’s presentation was part of the undergraduate research sessions (IPE sessions) of the Eastern Economics Association held in Boston. Over 40 students from all over the nation presented. Leyk’s main finding is that NAFTA appears to have caused increased imports from Canada at the expense of imports from Japan. Also, while imports from Mexico have also increased, NAFTA does not seem to be the main reason for this increase.

Economics Department involved in Winter Institute

Posted on March 04, 2014

Economics faculty member, Dr. Gregory Stutes, and six members of the Economic Society student organization (Fanuel Asrat, Kofi Boadu, Cody Brandt, Jed Eix, Jasmin Lam, and Taylor Rodriguez) attended the 52nd Winter Institute in St. Cloud February 12-13. Dr. Stutes presented a workshop for high school economics teachers, “Technology, the Lemonade Stand, and Economics.” Read the rest of this entry →

Economic Society collecting used cell phones and accessories for clients of Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

Posted on February 24, 2014

The Economic Society is 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. Any donated phones in working condition are reset to call 911 only. Phones which are not in working condition are welcomed as the parts will go toward purchasing additional phones. Read the rest of this entry →

Economic Society seeking used cell phones and accessories

Posted on February 21, 2014

The Economic Society is 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. Any donated phones in working condition are reset to call 911 only. Phones which are not in working condition are welcomed as the parts will go toward purchasing additional phones. 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). We hope individuals across campus will get involved in this project by donating and spreading the word. Contact Kofi Boadu (boaduko@mnstate.edu) with any questions or concerns.

 

The Advocate sums up the Grad Panel

Posted on February 05, 2014

Missed the Graduate and Law School Panel hosted by the Economics Society? Check out “The Advocate” to learn some of the tips the panelists had to offer.

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Flores gave talk at NDSU on research in undergraduate teaching

Posted on November 25, 2013

Oscar Flores, Economics, gave a talk at NDSU’s Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics’ Brown Bag Seminar. The topic of Flores’s talk was on incorporating research in undergraduate teaching and learning in MSUM’s Economics Department.

Dr. Steven Bolduc to serve as Interim Director of Women’s and Gender Studies

Posted on November 04, 2013

Professor Steven Bolduc, Economics, has been appointed Interim Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, effective January 2014.

Steve studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (B.S., 1993) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Ph.D., 2001). He is trained as an institutional economist—a tradition rooted in the work of Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, and John R. Commons—and has written on industrial policy, political economics, and ecological economics. Read the rest of this entry →

Oscar Flores presented paper at Missouri Valley Economics Association meeting

Posted on October 23, 2013

Oscar Flores, Economics, presented the paper “The Impact Of Unemployment on College Retention: A Panel Analysis” coauthored with Tony Jo Hansen, at the 50th meetings of the Missouri Valley Economics Association in Kansas City, MO. Flores is a past president of the organization.

Economics alum presents on campus

Posted on October 11, 2013

Amy (Kemp) Miller, class of 2009, visited the economics department and presented in Professor Oscar Flores’ econometrics class. Miller was invited back as a member of the department’s new Economics Alumni Board.

Miller is a marketing analytics consultant at Pinpoint Systems in Minneapolis and is currently consulting at Sears. Her company helps other businesses link marketing actions to financial results. She credited MSUM and her strong background in economics and mathematics as reasons for her success. Miller provided the students with these bits of advice: Read the rest of this entry →

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