The Economics Program          

Welcome to the Economics Program, in the Department of Physical and Computational Sciences. 

We are the home of the hardest working students on campus.  In addition to many all-campus awards our graduates included the valedictorians for 2004 and 2005.  Also, the valedictorians for 2009, 2010, and 2014 had nearly half of their required major courses in our program.

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2015/4/16: We cleaned up at the Honors Day Awards.  Prof. Csaplar and Allison SnyderIn addition to Allison Snyder being the first person to ever win both the W. Randolph Cooey Value Added Award for getting the most value added out of her time her and the Kirkpatrick Award for being the best Economics major, we had several other awards.  There are five all-campus awards.  Even though we have only a few majors, we one two of them and a third winner took about half of his courses required by the major in our program.  Allison Snyder (a Senior majoring in International Economics) won the John R. Taylor Award for exemplifying the liberals tradition.  Dakota Maravelis (a Junior majoring in International Economics) won the W. F. Kennedy Prize for being the outstanding Junior Man.  Neil Verley (a Senior Finance major who had to take about half of his required  classes in Economics) won The Francis O. Carfer Prize for outstanding Senior.  Prof. Petersen & Dakota

2015/3/30: We had our induction ceremony to ODE (Omicron Delta Epsilon) Economics Honor Society.  Pictured is the one new member, Dakota Maravelis with Professor Csaplar and Professor Emeritus Cooey.  (The picture is below the awards ceremony pictures.)  Missing are Allison Snyder and R Jared Roque.

2015/3/4: We are pleased to announce that we have hired Aaron Honsowetz (pictured to the lower right) as our second economist starting in the Fall of 2015.  He will be finishing his Ph.D. in Economics this May at George Mason University.  That is the same school that David Youngberg got his Ph.D. from and Wilf says that everybody Maravelis, Csaplar, Cooeyhe has interviewed from there has been impressive.

2015/1/15: We have nobody taking comp, but good luck to those who are taking them.

2014/8/21: We welcome Sydma Hatzopolous and Andy Fletcher as adjuncts teaching some of the courses which James Yoo was supposed to teach this semester.  Sydma has a lot of experience and is a great teacher.  We are lucky to have her.

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Updated April 16nd 2015 by Webmaster.