2019 Economics Undergraduate Career Forum Schedule

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

What can you do with an economics major? Almost anything! Join the economics department for a series of career talks and office hours, as well as two career panels moderated by our faculty. You’ll hear from guests with diverse backgrounds and... [...]

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

On October 6, at the 74th Midwest International Trade Conference at Vanderbilt University,  I presented my job market paper, “Learning, Externalities, and Export Dynamics,” in a 25-minute talk to an audience of economists studying international... [...]

Monday, August 6, 2018

In Memoriam: Leland B. Yeager (November 4, 1924 - April 23, 2018)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Leland Yeager died on April 23, 2018 at the age of 93. Yeager was the last of the remarkable group of scholars–including Buchanan, Tullock, Coase, Nutter–that made Virginia political economy. He is best known for his contributions to monetary... [...]

Friday, August 25, 2017

"In a new independent report posted today by Resources for the Future (RFF)-Expanding the... [...]

Friday, August 11, 2017

"John McLaren was among the small school of economists worrying that overall gains from trade were smaller than his colleagues suspected—and the local impact much worse."

Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Department of Economics is delighted to welcome Leland Farmer as a new Assistant Professor this Fall 2017.

Professor Farmer uses a blend of cutting-edge empirical methods and economic theory to study linkages between the macroeconomy... [...]

Thursday, May 11, 2017

On April 13th NFL player, Chris Long stopped by to talk to students in ECON 4430: Environmental Economics about his foundation’s work bringing water wells to East Africa

Monday, May 1, 2017

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Friday, April 28, 2017

"The author proposes an Enrollment for Employment and Earnings policy that would make income support and student financial aid available to unemployment insurance recipients, replacing Pell Grants and tuition tax credits for these individuals.... [...]

Friday, April 21, 2017

"The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group is pleased to announce the winner of its first-ever dissertation prize, Eric Chyn. He submitted the dissertation “Moved to... [...]

Monday, April 10, 2017

See Professor Van Wincoop and Vahid Gholampour's research here:

"Traders need look no further... [...]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The following Graduate School of Arts & Sciences all ranked in the top 40 programs in their respective disciplines, as measured by U.S. News:

  • English: tied for No. 6 overall, tied for No. 5 in American literature before 1865;... [...]
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"Caroline Hoxby [Stanford] and Sarah Turner [UVA] have argued that schools should partner with the College Board or another institution to do this kind of outreach en masse, and grealty increase their share of lower-income students."

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Economics alumni will return to Monroe Hall from around the country to share their career experiences with U.Va. students. Career panels will be moderated by Economics faculty.

Friday, February 17, 2017

 How Bad Is It, and Why Is It Growing?

"University of Virginia economics professor James Harrigan is using more than 35 years of data to study economic inequality in the United States, seeking explanations and solutions for the rapidly... [...]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Research gathered by several collaborators, including UVA Prof. John Pepper, former UVA Prof. Steve Stern (SUNY Stony Brook), and ECON Grads: William C. Johnson, Michael LaForest, Brett Lissenden. Part 1:... [...]

Friday, February 3, 2017

"More than 1.9 billion individuals in the developing world benefit from social safety net programs: noncontributory transfer programs that distribute cash or basic in-kind products to the poor. But despite their importance, high levels of... [...]

Monday, January 16, 2017

Thoughts on the 2017 Economy from ECON Prof. Ed Burton (ECON 4340 & 4370), and ... [...]

Friday, January 13, 2017

Prof. Sarah Turner listed as one of the 9 UVA Influential Education Scholars, AND the ECON Undergraduate Program ranked No. 3 by College Choice!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

"Even before graduating from his Ph.D. program in August, Eric Chyn earned widespread acclaim for research that, according to its coverage in The New York Times, “could fundamentally reshape national housing policy... [...]

Monday, November 28, 2016

Robert Tollison, who received his PhD from UVa in 1969, died on October 24, 2016. Bob was a student of Jim Buchanan, taught at Cornell, then was on the faculty for many years at George Mason, and ended his career at Clemson.  Bob's a former... [...]

First UVA Economics GRAD Conference

Thursday, October 27, 2016


UVA Economics Gatherings for Researchers with Advanced Degrees (GRAD) hosted the First Economics GRAD alumni conference in September 2016.  It was a wonderful weekend, drawing alumni who graduated as far back as 1992 and those who just... [...]

Thursday, October 6, 2016

"UVA economics professor John McLaren, along with co-author and UVA graduate alumna Sushanik Hakobyan, recently published a study examining how NAFTA has... [...]

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A 2013 report by Professor Sarah Turner and Professor Caroline Hoxby of Stanford University, has helped inspire colleges to drop application fees for low-income students.

See their research... [...]

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"Olsen is a professor of economics and a professor of public policy in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He began studying low-income housing assistance in the 1960s, shortly before joining the UVA faculty in 1970. He was... [...]

Friday, September 23, 2016

"Focusing on the intersection of macroeconomics and finance, Fostel employs models that focus on the role of debt in asset pricing to understand investment, growth, default and contagion." (Lorenzo Perez). Learn more about Professor Ana Fostel's... [...]

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Professor Federico Ciliberto led a 14 year study on the environmental impact of genetically modified crops on farmworkers, consumers, and the environment. See more... [...]

Friday, September 9, 2016

"Groundwater reserves in India are a vital resource that support livelihood for around 53 million Indians and provide drinking water to around 80% of the rural population . It is vital for the country’s food and drinking water security."-... [...]

Monday, August 22, 2016

A new book explores the challenge of helping more students succeed at a broader range of institutions. Econ Phd Alum, Jessica Howell, discusses this book and it's research in an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the full... [...]

Thursday, August 18, 2016

In 2014, Professor Amalia Miller, studied the effects of integrating female law enforcement. See the original paper here.

Thursday, August 4, 2016
A quartet of UVA economists team up to promote financial inclusion- read more... [...]
Friday, June 24, 2016

Professor Harrigan shared his thoughts on Brexit, on a live interview on Friday (June 24)! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Monday, December 14, 2015

Learn about what tech firms are looking for these days from Prof. Nekipelov (ECON 4720).

Thursday, December 10, 2015

"It’s likely that Ken Elzinga has impacted more students than any professor in University of Virginia history.

By the spring of 2015, the Robert C. Taylor Professor of Economics... [...]

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"Amid global stock market concerns, University of Virginia economists made the short drive down Interstate 64 to an institution responsible for implementing many of the policies they research: the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Friday’s... [...]

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"When former University of Virginia basketball player Jerome Meyinsse returns to Grounds, he always makes two stops:John Paul Jones Arena, home of the men’s basketball team, and... [...]

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"As monsoon season arrives in India, the nation’s meteorological department has warned citizens to expect lower rainfall levels for the second year in a row, on the heels of one of the deadliest heat waves in history. The predicted drought could... [...]

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"Politicians on both sides of the aisle have raised concerns about immigrants taking American jobs, but one University of Virginia economist makes a compelling case for the opposite effect.

Dubbing immigrants... [...]

Sunday, June 7, 2015

"The online ad that led you to your new favorite pair of shoes might seem innocuous, but according to University of Virginia Associate Professor of Economics and ... [...]

Friday, June 5, 2015

"This month, newly minted doctors and military cadets are leaving the University of Virginia and many other schools for assigned residency and branch assignments around the globe. These movements number in the millions, but most are directed by a... [...]

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"As the sheer volume of data in a range of computationally intensive fields grows bigger, computer scientists, engineers and researchers from across the disciplines are finding that work involving “big data” increasingly lands at the intersection... [...]

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Professor Ken Elzinga would kill to teach you economics. On paper, at least. The revered U.Va. professor—who has taught more than 40,000  U.Va. students since 1967—has all the while been penning murder mysteries on the side, under the pen name... [...]