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Saving North Dakota’s Post Offices 

Posted on September 14, 2017

‘The Prairie Post Office’ authors to hold discussion and book signing Sept. 17

Steven Bolduc, a Minnesota State University Moorhead economics professor and Amy Phillips, Minot State University at NDSU professor of social work, will present a free public talk and book signing on “The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota” Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. in the North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum, 612 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, N.D.  Read the rest of this entry →

Economics program hosts Twin Cities Alumni Reunion

Posted on May 08, 2017

Alumni, current students, faculty members, and guests of the MSUM Economics program were among the fifty people gathered in the Twin Cities on April 27, 2017. Economics alumnus David Slovick hosted current students and faculty members at Allina Health in Minneapolis, a not-for-profit health care organization that operates over 90 clinics and 12 hospitals in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.  Read the rest of this entry →

Economics students present at Eastern Economic Association meetings

Posted on March 14, 2017

Three Economics students presented at the undergraduate student sessions of the Eastern Economic Association meetings in New York City. Cody Rittenhouse studied the relationship between business climate across states and poverty rates; Cody found that states with better business climate as measured by Forbes magazine have lower poverty rates. Aaron Vanyo developed a Genuine Progress Indicator for Minnesota. Matthew Dakken studied the impact of Jim Cramer’s buy recommendations on the price of stocks; Matt found increases in the short-term prices of stocks recommended by Jim Cramer.

Join the Economic Society in donating unwanted cellphones

Posted on February 27, 2017

During the month of February, the Economic Society is hosting a phone drive for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in support of preventing Rape and Abuse of all types. Donate your unwanted cellphones, cellphone accessories, and chargers at one of our donation boxes across campus. All donations by the Economic Society and Soroptimists International of Moorhead will go to the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center clients to either be used as quick access to 911 or to be sold to raise funds for their needs.

Phones can be donated in drop boxes at these designated areas: Read the rest of this entry →

Oscar Flores to Give Talk on “The Economic Impact of Immigration on the American Economy”

Posted on October 10, 2016

Monday, Oct. 10 | 7 p.m. | King Hall

What does economic research say about the impact of immigration on U.S. wages and employment? Oscar Flores will address this and other questions regarding immigration in his talk “The Economic Impact of Immigration on the American Economy.”

‘Undergraduate Economic Review’ Selects Veillette’s Health Care Economics Research for Publication

Posted on May 10, 2016

Marie Veillette, December 2015 MSUM graduate, received notification that a paper she wrote as an undergraduate will be published in an upcoming issue of the “Undergraduate Economic Review.”  Read the rest of this entry →

Student Paper Accepted into Peer-Reviewed Economics Journal

Posted on May 03, 2016

Dirk Jasperse, a Economics and Political Science double major, had his paper “Evaluating the Impact of Library Children’s program Attendance on Circulation of Library Children’s Materials” accepted for publication in Issues in Political Economy, a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate research in Economics. Read the rest of this entry →

Economic Professors, Alumni’s Paper Accepted for Journal

Posted on April 20, 2016

Oscar Flores, Tonya Jo Hansen, and Economics alumni Rachel Hettich (’03) and Derek Hagen (’05) had the paper “Long-term Benefits of Undergraduate Research in Economics: A Dialogue” accepted for publication by the peer-reviewed journal Perspectives in Undergraduate Research and Mentoring. The paper describes the origin of undergraduate research in Economics at MSU Moorhead and the long-term benefits to the students who participate in it and to the Economics program.

Hettich is currently an Investigator at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and Hagen is Vice President of Investments and Planning at Marquette Asset Management in Minneapolis.

Economics Program Has Opened A LASC#7 For Fall

Posted on May 14, 2015

The economics program has opened Poverty & Discrimination (Econ 305 & Women’s Studies 305), a LASC Human Diversity area goal 7 class. This fall class will meet MW 1:30 to 2:45. The class usually fills quickly so be sure to sign up before you start your summer break.

Students Present at NACADA Conference

Posted on May 13, 2015

Taylor Rodriguez, Economics major, and Madhuri Tiwari, Psychology major, presented on the student panel at the Region 6 NACADA: the Global Community for Academic Advising conference held in Fargo on May 9.

Political Science Honors Graduates, Pi Sigma Alpha Members and 2015 Outstanding Political Science Student

Posted on May 07, 2015

2015-gradsOn the evening of May 5, Political Science held a banquet honoring Spring 2015 graduates and current and new members of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science national honor society. Held at Usher’s House in Moorhead, the event celebrated the Political Science and International Studies programs 18 seniors who are graduating. MSUM Political Science also inducted 8 new members to the Alpha Eta Mu Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha. Read the rest of this entry →

Students and professor received awards at 2015 Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference

Posted on April 17, 2015

Twenty-one students represented MSUM at the 2015 Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference, hosted by the University of Wisconsin La Crosse April 9th through 12th, 2015. They were advised by Dr. Andrew Conteh and led by Model UN President Uchenna Onyeama. The team received several awards: Read the rest of this entry →

Student presenter relates dietary supplement intake to various factors

Posted on April 10, 2015

Economics major to present at Student Academic Conference on April 14

By Danielle Rebel

Multivitamins. Meal replacement shakes. Whey protein. Creatine, calcium and vitamin C. All fall into the larger category of dietary supplements.

In his Student Academic Conference presentation, senior economics major Vinh Dao will discuss how various socioeconomic factors determine the amount of dietary supplements a person is likely to take on a daily basis.

“There are several factors that will impact dietary supplement intake for an individual,” Dao said. “This is not looking to stereotype; it is just a study to see how many milligrams of supplements (people) are going to take based on their demographics.” Read the rest of this entry →

Economic Society’s upcoming events

Posted on April 02, 2015

The Economic Society hosted a Graduate and Law School Panel on March 26, 2015 in CMU 101. Read the rest of this entry →

Economic Society hosted a Graduate and Law School Panel

Posted on April 01, 2015

The Economic Society hosted a Graduate and Law School Panel on March 26, 2015 in CMU 101. The panelists included: Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Economics Society thanks you

Posted on March 30, 2015

The MSUM Economic Society sincerely thanks the MSUM community for participating in the collection of used cell phones and accessories for our service project. Once again our project was a success with the collection of 60 phones and many accessories! Read the rest of this entry →

T.J. Hansen teaches Fargo-Moorhead Communiversity Economics Course

Posted on March 17, 2015

Dr. T. J. Hansen, Department of Economics, Law & Politics, offered the course “Health Care: An Introduction to the Market Everyone Uses, But Few Understand” on March 1 and 15, 2015 at Concordia College in conjunction with F/M Communiversity. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM’s Economic Society invites all students to a Graduate and Law School Panel March 26

Posted on March 11, 2015

Thinking about going to Graduate or Law School? MSUM’s Economic Society invites all students to a Graduate and Law School Panel on March 26th (5 pm in CMU 101). Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

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