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.
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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 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
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 →
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 →
T. J. Hansen, Economics, participated in the Joint Annual Meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES) in Washington, D.C., August 4-6. Members of these organizations specialize in applied economics research focused on agriculture and the environment, growth and development, and rural and regional economies. Read the rest of this entry →
Professor Eugene A. Philipps, 81, Moorhead, Minn., died on Saturday, August 17, 2013, in Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo, N.D.
In 1966 he joined the Moorhead Economics faculty and in 1967 became departmental chairman, a position he held until 1974. During his tenure, the Department grew to seven full-time members. He was responsible for much of the current curriculum with an emphasis on theory, history and measurement as well as the policy of having all faculty teach introductory courses and the writing requirement in all upper-level courses. He taught History of Thought, International Economics, Comparative Systems, International Financial Management and the first course ever offered in Environmental Economics.
Six Economics majors are enrolled in graduate programs.
From the class of 2013:
Rachel Hettich – Purdue University, Applied Economics
Anthony Lau – University of Minnesota, Regional Planning
Ryan Daly – NDSU, Applied Economics
Nick Enger – MSUM, Finance and Accounting Read the rest of this entry →
Join us in MacLean 268, the President’s Room, Wednesday, May 8, between 2 and 3:30 p.m. to celebrate Doug Greenley’s retirement after 35 years of service to MSU Moorhead.
We are so fortunate to have worked with Doug and wish him all the best!
Since 2002, twenty-six economics majors have presented papers at the Issues in Political Economy (IPE) undergraduate research sessions hosted by the Eastern Economics Association. The IPE sessions attract students from all over the country and from institutions including the likes of MIT, Smith College, Colby College, and the College of Wooster, to name a few.
Professor Stephen DeLoach, co-head of IPE for the last 15 years, recently sent a letter commenting on MSU Moorhead Economics students’ research presentations at the IPE sessions. DeLoach writes, “I have personally observed the quality and professionalism of (MSU Moorhead) students and can testify to the impressive work they continue to do.” Read the rest of this entry →
Economics faculty (Drs. Dobis, Flores, Greenley, Hansen, and Stutes) welcomed nearly 30 department alumni to an Alumni Reunion at Kip’s in St. Louis Park, Minn., April 19. The event included a presentation by Dr. Flores summarizing department events that occurred since the 2011 reunion. Ten current students attended the event and enjoyed the opportunity to meet department alumni and inquire about their career paths. The event included a celebration of the contributions of Dr. Greenley during his 35 years of service as a faculty member in the MSUM Economics Department.
Economics Department 2010 alumnus, Jena Thompson, hosted ten MSUM Economics students (Cody Brandt, Kofi Boadu, Victoria Duncan, Jed Eix, Rachel Hettich, Jasmin Lam, Wen Kai Ling, Ilerioluwa Oyebanjo, Diamond Stokes, and You Wang) and four faculty members (Drs. Dobis, Greenley, Hansen, and Stutes) at the Cargill Office Center on April 19 in Wayzata, Minn. Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM Economics Department alum, Stacy Broman, has been selected by Best Lawyers as the Minneapolis Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year for 2013. This accomplishment follows her inclusion among The Best Service Professionals in the United States. Broman is also in the top 0.5 percent of trial lawyers and thereby recognized as a Fellow in the Litigation Council of America. She is a partner with the Meagher and Geer Law firm in Minneapolis.
Oscar Flores, Economics, served as president of the Missouri Valley Economics Association. As president, he organized the 49th Annual Meeting of the MVEA held October 25-27 in Memphis, Tenn. There were over 180 papers presented and an attendance of over 200 professional economists from most states in the nation.
The Economic Society invites the MSUM community to a Graduate and Law School Panel on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in CMU 101. Learn from the experiences of a panel of graduate students, law students, and alumni of both programs. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.