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The Department of Economics is deeply engaged in all of the core scholarly missions: research, teaching and service. Our world-class faculty is involved in research that expands the boundaries of basic knowledge and contributes to the development of informed and effective economic policy, in addition to teaching students at the undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. levels. Those students go on to excel in their fields internationally, with job placements covering the areas of policy, finance, and academia.

While maintaining approximately the same size in terms of total personnel, the Department improves constantly in terms of its stature and reputation within the profession, due to the unflagging efforts of its members and its chairs, and with the support of the Dean’s office. In what follows, we will describe how you can support the ongoing work of the Department of Economics and the research efforts of its students.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS FUNDS

Donors may specify that their gift is given in honor of a particular person, place, event, or organization which deserves respect or thanks. Their gifts will be appropriately acknowledged and their honoree recognized and informed of their gift. 

  • The Department of Economics Gift Fund provides support for any worthy activity related to the department and its programs.  Projects or activities that the department may use discretionary gifts to fund or support include naming or endowing professorships; graduate fellowships and stipend supplements to attract especially able students; events promoting effective research and teaching by faculty members; and speakers of professional and public interest. 
  • The Economics Doctoral Student Research Fund provides support for the research activities of Ph.D. students, including summer research support; travel support for the collection of data; subject compensation fees for experiments; other costs of acquiring or accessing data; costs of computer time for computational projects; specialized software; and travel support to present completed work at major professional meetings.
  • The John J. Siegfried Economics Honors Student Research Fund provides support for the research activities of undergraduate Honors students, including travel support for the collection of data and other costs of acquiring or accessing data.
  • The James S. and Rosemary Worley Fund provides scholarship support to students in the Graduate Program in Economic Development.

TO CONTRIBUTE ONLINE

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Under “Special Comments” please designate “Dept. of Economics Gift Fund” or the specific fund to which you wish to contribute (e.g., The Economics Doctoral Student Research Fund, The James S. and Rosemary Worley Fund, or the John J. Siegfried Economics Honors Student Research Fund).

Please send an email to the Department , indicating the amount and intent of your gift as well so that it may be appropriately acknowledged.

TO CONTRIBUTE BY CHECK

The College of Arts and Science
c/o Gift Processing
Vanderbilt University
PMB 407727
Nashville, TN 37235-7727

In the memo line of your check please designate “Dept. of Economics Gift Fund” or the specific fund to which you wish to contribute (e.g., The Economics Doctoral Student Research Fund,  The James S. and Rosemary Worley Fund, or the John J. Siegfried Economics Honors Student Research Fund).   Or, send in a CAS Gift/Pledge Form with your check or pledge.  Print out form here (click here to print in PDF format).

Please send an email to the Department , indicating the amount and intent of your gift as well so that it may be appropriately acknowledged.

TO MAKE A PLEDGE

Print a copy of the College of Arts and Science Gift/Pledge Form (click here to print in PDF format) and mail it to:

College of Arts and Science Development Office
Vanderbilt University
Box 356014 Station B
Nashville, TN 37235-6014

TO ARRANGE FOR ACCOUNT TRANSFERS

Please contact Gift Processing at (615) 343-3118.

GIFTS OF SECURITIES

For information on transferring gifts of securities contact Gift Processing at (615) 875-1155 or email  them.

PLANNED GIVING

Please consider including the Department of Economics in your will.  Many of our alumni and faculty have chosen to give back to the College they love in this way, with wonderful results for our students, departments, and programs.  Our planned giving experts can assist you in documenting gifts to the College of Arts and Science from your estate.

For more information, please visit the Planned Giving website, or contact Anthony Barclay  at (615) 758-1999.

ARRANGE FOR YOUR COMPANY TO MAKE A MATCHING GIFT

If your company or your spouse's company has a matching gift program your gift to the College of Arts and Science may be significantly increased.  Ask your human resources department about the possibility of matching gifts, and send any completed gift forms to us at:

The College of Arts and Science
C/o Gift Processing
Vanderbilt University
PMB 407727
Nashville, TN  37240-7727

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please contact Jonathan Petty for further information:

Jonathan Petty
Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
Phone: (615) 343-3118 or (615) 343-3118
Fax: (615) 322-7373