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Notables

Spring 2014

  • Emily Northrop, associate professor of economics, presented a paper titled “Promoting Economic Growth and Climate Change in ECON 100” at a meeting of the Association for Institutionalist Thought, which met under the auspices of the Western Social Science Association Annual Conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2-5.

  • Four economics majors presented their research at the annual Economic Scholar Program at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas March 28. Alex Michael presented “An Evaluation of Institutional Effects: Exploring the Empirical Relationship Between Economic Freedom, Growth, and Income Inequality,” Izzy Ramirez presented “Unbanked Hispanics,” Brooke Chatterton presented “The Benefits of Bilingualism” and José Bayoán Calderón presented “From Scientific Understanding to Effective Policy: Fruit and Vegetable Consumption on Cancer Incidence.”

Fall 2013

  • A paper by Emily Northrop, associate professor of economics, is being published in the fall issue of The American Economist. She also presented the paper, which is titled “The Accuracy, Market Ethic, and Individual Morality Surrounding the Profit Maximization Assumption,” at the Association for Heterodox Economics Conference that was held in London July 4-6.

Spring 2013

  • Two students in the Economics program presented papers at the Economics Scholars Conference for Undergraduate Research that was held April 5 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Zoe Pham presented “Housing Discrimination and the Great Recession” and Brooke Chatterton presented “The Impact of University Career Services and Internships on Undergraduate Students.” 

  • Ken Roberts, professor of economics and holder of the Hugh Roy and Lille Cullen Chair in Economics, recently had an invited essay titled “Migration and Agrarian Change” published in the Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (Blackwell Publishing, 2013).

  • In January, Matthew Wladyka (Economics and Mathematics, 2011) finished a Masters of Science in Mathematical Finance degree at the Graduate School of Management, Boston University.  He now holds a position with PEAK6 Investments at their Chicago headquarters, where he will be developing new strategies in volatility arbitrage.

  • Fred Sellers, associate professor of business, presented a paper titled “Dynegy Corporation: Inflating Operating Cash Flow” at the Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association in Albuquerque, N.M., March 15.

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    Two Southwestern Economics majors presented papers at the Economics Scholars Program Conference for Undergraduate Research on April 5 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Zoe Pham presented “Housing Discrimination and the Great Recession” and Brooke Chatterton presented “The Impact of University Career Services and Internships on Undergraduate Students.”