2018-2019

SPRING 2019

  • Fri, Jun 7, 12:00 noon BEXL 414
    Economics students will bring a potluck to share with our Economics faculty.
  • Mon, Jun 3, 3:30 pm BEXL 326
    Robert Backus thesis defense
  • Fri, May 31, 2:00 - 3:30 pm BEXL 414
    School of Public Policy and Economics Program host guest speaker Shawn Knabb from Western Washington. Title: How Does Demographic Change Affect Economic Growth? A Panel Data Approach in an Endogenous Growth Setting
  • Wed, May 22, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club will be looking at the national debt, why it's so high, whether we should be worried about it, and what can be done to fix it. Preview info: America Off Balance Calculator, Brookings Institution video, New York Times article.
  • Wed, May 15, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    This week ECON Club will take on one of the most discussed pieces of American legislation in recent memory, the Green New Deal. In conjunction to this we'll also be talking a bit about connected policies like carbon taxing and cap and trade, and looking at just how much should economics be concerned about the issues brought up in the GND. Prep sources: John Oliver, Vox, The New York Times.
  • Wed, May 8, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    The first half of club we will be talking about the economics of education. In the second half we will have our competition. It is a sequential moves game and will follow simple rules. The competition will be run tournament style with awards for 1st and 2nd place.
  • Wed, May 1, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    Economics of Happiness will be the topic for ECON Club discussion this week. Prep sources: The Brookings Institution, Happiness, Stress and Age; The Economist, How Happy is Your Country?.
  • Wed, Apr 24, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club welcomes Professor Victor Tremblay to continue to teach us about Game Theory.
  • Wed, Apr 17; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    This week ECON Club discourse will consider the interactions between immigration and the economy. Among the many sources out there, we include for conversation preview the following: Short of Workers, Immigration Effect, Crash Course Economics, Economic Benefits of Immigration, PBS Newshour on Economic Costs.
  • Wed, Apr 10; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club discussion this week will be about Game Theory; there will be a mini-competition (with prizes!). CLUB will also be forming a team for the annual iOME Challenge.
  • Wed, Apr 3; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club starts Spring by brainstorming discussion topics for the term, talking about how economics is covered in the news, and how we as individuals stay informed about economic issues. For pre-reading, check out this report about how the Great Recession was covered by different media mediums from Pew; for a deeper dive in take a look at this article discussing how economics coverage affects public opinion that presents a communications-based viewpoint.

WINTER 2019

  • Fri, Mar 15; 12:00 noon BEXL 414
    Economics students will bring a potluck to share with our Economics faculty.
  • Tue, Mar 5; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    Prof Paul Thompson is guest speaker at ECON Club. He will be presenting his research on 4-day school weeks.
  • Tue, Feb 26; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    This week, ECON Club will have board elections. We will also be watching a video from an OSU Econ major currently doing an internship in Washington DC.
  • Tue, Feb 19; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club will be hosting a student from the OSU Government Relations Office on Tuesday, and talking a bit about the opportunities of economics in public service and policy work. We might even have a special message from an OSU student who is currently interning in Washington DC!
  • Tue, Feb 12; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club hosts guest speaker Dr. Mallory Rahe from Applied Economics Department. Mallory serves Oregon as a community economist, with her work focused on rural areas. Discussion will be about economic opportunities and challenges facing rural Oregon. For a sneak peek, check out this short documentary.
  • Tue, Feb 5; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club will talk about the tragedy of the commons and carbon tax, with a couple of relevant examples. Here is a statement released by Nobel Economists, among others, about carbon taxes.
  • Tue, Jan 29; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club will continue it's discussion on the economics of discrimination.
  • Tue, Jan 22; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    We'll be talking about the economics of discrimination. Check out these articles ahead of time if you have a chance!
            Upward mobility gender/race disparities
            Long-term Economic barriers to mobility
  • Tue, Jan 15; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    Health care will be the Week 2 conversation topic for ECON Club. Here are a few articles from the american Economic Association looking at different aspects of the health care industry:
            Hospitals operating like businesses
            Informing physicians on the costs of medication, impacts on prescriptions
            Health insurance impact on finances
  • Tue, Jan 8; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club starts Winter term looking at economic forecasts for 2019. Club will also be brainstorming discussion topics for the upcoming term.

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.

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