2017 - 2018

FALL 2018

  • Tue, Nov 27; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    The last ECON Club meeting of Fall Term will be a "game night [afternoon]". This is an end-of-term celebration with a snack potluck.
  • Tue, Nov 20; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club will have a discussion on the economics of the music industry. There are a lot of interesting opportunities and new challenges facing artists and producers today. Here are some sources on the subject: Economist article, Wall Street Journal video, Economist video.
  • Tue, Nov 13; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club will have a grad school panel featuring Profs Liz Schroeder and Paul Thompson. They will share their experiences in graduate school for economics. Bring questions you have about the experience and the process.
  • Tue, Nov 6; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    Our next thrilling meeting will be on election day! We will have an international theme, since International Education Week is coming up in November. A representative from the Office of Global Opportunities will share for a bit about international study/internship opportunities at OSU. We will also hear from international and domestic students about study abroad experiences.
  • Tue, Oct 30; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    This week ECON Club will talk about elections - current polls, peoples' voting decisions, voter turnout and rainy days, mdia bias influence, womein in politics.
  • Tue, Oct 23; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club hosts Sociology Professor Brett Burkhardt for a discussion on privatized prisons.
  • Tue, Oct 16; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    This week ECON Club discusses technology and the implications on efficiency, jobs and education.
  • Tue, Oct 9; 4:00 pm, BEXL 326
    ECON Club hosts Karal Rockhold, the College of Liberal Arts liaison for Career Developement Center. Karla will be speaking specifically to career opportunities for economics majors.
  • Tue, Oct 2; 4:00 pm, BEXL 326
    ECON Club continues discussion on plastic waste.
  • Tue, Sept 25; 4:00 pm, BEXL 326
    ECON Club first meeting of Fall term with conversation centering on Fall meeting topics. We will begin discussion on plastic waste, with a video by The Economist Magazine.


  • Wed, June 6; 7:00 pm, BEXL 328
    ECON Club hosts a movie night. We will be viewing Living on One Dollar, which analyzes a micro-loan system in Guatemala.
  • Fri, June 1; 12:00 pm, BEXL 414
    School of Public Policy Brown Bag Series
    Economics Prof Paul Thompson speaking on "School District Financial Health Information and Electoral Accountability: Evidence from Ohio School Board Elections".
  • Wed, May 30; 10:00 am, BEXL 326
    In the spirit of the recent royal wedding, ECON Club will be discussing the viability of the British monarchy and the economic implications of such a system in England.
  • Wed, May 23; 10:00 am, BEXL 326
    ECON Club will be having an economics career workshop. Karla Rockhold from Career Develompent Center will be leading discussion about resumes, LinkedIn, and other resources for finding jobs and internships.
  • Wed, May 16; 11:00 am, BEXL 414
    This week ECON Club will be watching a webinar on cap-and-trade.
  • Fri, May 11; 1:00 pm, BEXL 414
    Omicron Delta Epsilon meeting for conversation on economics topics.
  • Wed, May 9; 10:00 am, BEXL 326
    ECON Club will be discussing the possibilities of blockchain (known for its use with bitcoin) in terms of helping save the rainforests.
  • Wed, May 2, 11:00 am, BEXL 326
    ECON Club will be watching a webinar on the "Economic Impact of Transmission Projects"; webinar starts promptly at 11am. We will also be voting on a movie for our movie night.
  • Wed, Apr 25, 10:00 am, BEXL 326
    ECON Club will be playing an ECON GAME this week. The game presents ideas about the Coase Theorem, which we will discuss afterwards.
  • Fri, Apr 20
    ECON Club and ODE worked with Career Development Center to organize this field trip to businesses in the Willamette Valley. Registration required for attendance as space is limited. This is free, transportation and food will be provided.
  • Wed, Apr 18; 10:00 am, BEXL 414
    The discussion topic this week in ECON Club will be on Trade. We will discuss recent disruptions including tariffs (and potential trade war) with China and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
  • Tue, Apr 17, 11:00 am, BEXL 326
    OMICRON DELTA EPSILON (ODE) will have their first meeting of Spring term.
  • Wed, Apr 11; 10:00 am, BEXL 326
    ECON Club's first meeting for Spring term.


  • Fri, Mar 16; noon, BEXL 326
    ECON Club and ODE joint host an end-of-term potluck social gathering. This is a great opportunity for casual conversation with ECON profs! New ODE members will be recognized and receive membership certificates.
  • Thur, Mar 1; 11:00 am, BEXL 326
    ECON Club will be holding elections for executive positions. Club will also be tuning in to a webinar presentation from REMI economist Peter Evangelakis, PhD, titled "Digital Currency/Analog Economy - Bitcoin's Impacts".
  • Tue, Feb 27; 5:30 pm, BEXL 326
    ODE hosts Career Development Center guest speaker presenting on looking into and applying for internships, as well as information on jobs in economics.
  • Thur, Feb 22; 11:00 am, BEXL 326
    ECON Club will be playing a simple economics game illustrating the Free Rider Problem and discussing Hardin's concept of the Tragedy of the Commons.
  • Tue, Feb 20; 5:30 pm, BEXL 326
    ODE discusses possible research project.
  • Tue, Feb 13, 2018; 5:30 pm, BEXL 326
    ODE hosts discussion on the current state of the stock market and how inflation/market corrections play a role. Then we move into a discussion on research, possibly restarting last year's project on gender imbalance in college economics.
  • Thur, Feb 8, 2018; 11:00 am, BEXL 414
    ECON Club will be playing a simple economics game and discussing current events again.
  • Tue, Jan 30, 2018; 5:00 pm, BEXL 326
    ODE hosts discussion on current events in economics, including changes in the corporate tax rate and the impact it has had so far. Bring other research or topics you find interesting!
  • Thur, Jan 25, 2018; 11:00 am, BEXL 326
    ECON Club will be discussing Winter event ideas and current events in economics such as network neutrality, cryptocurrency, and the government shutdown.
  • Thur, Jan 18, 2018; 5:00 pm, BEXL 103
    OMICRON DELTA EPSILON will be discussing current events in Econ and planning events for the term.

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