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give The Department of Economics announces the creation of two new funds to support the research activities of doctoral students and undergraduate honors students. Two existing funds support diverse activities within the Department and provide scholarships for students in the Graduate Program in Economic Development.

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photoU.S. News & World Report: For Economists, a moment in the sun. Despite a diminished employment outlook for many academics, economists remain in demand in government, buisness, and nonprofits and as consultants or policy analysts. John Siegfried, professor of economics emeritus and William Collins, director of graduate studies in economics, are quoted. Shabana Singh and Caleb Stroup, both students in the Economics Ph.D. program, are pictured. Vanderbilt's joint J.D.-Ph.D. program in law and economics is also mentioned. Click here for more information.


Seminars and Lectures

Dornbush/Roby/Grey Seminar Series:
Including departmental, empirical, statistical, economic history and international econ seminars.

Steine Lecture Series:
The most recent lecture was held Monday, September 30, 2013. The guest speaker was Daniel S. Hamermesh of University of Texas as Austin.

McGee Lecture Series: 
The most recent lecture was held Tuesday, April 8th, 2014. The guest speaker was Lee E. Ohanian of UCLA.

2015 honors students
2015 honors students from left to right: Aaron Grau, Richard McQueary, Yiling (Irene) Zhong, Mac Muir, Spencer Nederhood. 


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Honors student Ian Duncan (center) and Thomas Choate (not pictured) are the 2014 recipients of the T. Aldrich Finegan Award for Best Thesis. Ian stands between his advisor, Prof. Myrna Wooders and T. Aldrich Finegan, Professor Emeritus.


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2014 honors students from left to right: Tyler Huber, Martha Babbitt, Ian Duncan, Caroline Gieryn, Betsy Thorne, Darien Paone, and Blake Thompson.