• Tue, Jan 21, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    This week ECON Club will be looking at the economics of personal finance. Please bring your laptop if you are able.
  • Fri, Jan 17, 12:00 noon BEXL 414
    Prof. Todd Pugatch presents "Motivations to Major in Economics" at the School of Public Policy Brownbag Series.
  • Tue, Jan 14, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club discussion will be turning attention to the economics of outer space, talking about how firms might operate in this new area, and what the future of space economics might hold.
    Tue, Jan 7, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
  • Our first meeting of term we will be looking at some trends that defined the past decade of economics and discussing what we think will be important in economics in the 2020's.  Bring ideas for topics you'd like to cover this term.

FALL 2019

  • Fri, Dec 6, 12:00 noon BEXL 414
    Economics students will bring a potluck to share with our Economics faculty.
  • Wed, Dec 4, 2:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Seminar - Yong Wang from City University of Hong Kong will be giving a talk entitled "Competition in Taxes and Intellectual Property Rights” in Bexell 326 from 2:00-3:30 next Wednesday, December 4th.
  • Tue, Nov 26, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club will be discussing how behavioral economics plays a role in our decision making. Specifically, we’ll look at how utility theory, prospect theory, anchoring, and the nudge effect dictate our perceived pay-offs and identify areas where these tools are used for and against us. We are also doing a Friendsgiving potluck; bring food to share.
  • Tue, Nov 19, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    This week we're going to be looking at tax cuts and government revenue. Specifically, we're going to be looking at two examples of how different sides of the political spectrum have chosen to look at taxes:1) The Trump administration's Tax Cut and Jobs Act from 2017 recently turned two years-old; and 2) Democratic Presidential candidates Warren and Sanders' proposals of a 2% wealth tax on the ultra wealthy.
  • Tue, Nov 12, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club will be looking at hot topics in the Reddit/Economics page. As a group, we will respond to the most interesting topics, questions, and discussions. Topics range from bad economics, questions about economic theory, how to tax the wealthy, and many many more.
  • Tue, Nov 5, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club looks at a different approach to economic growth and how to account for sustainability in economics! It's called Doughnut Economics  and was developed by an economist named Kate Raworth.
  • Fri, Nov 1, 12:00 noon, BEXL 414 School of Public Policy Brown Bag Seminar
    Xiuming (Audrey) Dong, a doctoral candidate from Syracuse, will be presenting on “The Effect of Recreational Marijuana Sales Legalization on Workplace Injuries: Evidence from Oregon”.
  • Tue, Oct 29, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON club hosts a study session - just in time for peak midterm season!
  • Tue, Oct 22, 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    Guest speaker, Julie Hawkins from Primerica, will speak about her personal story and experiences in her career.
  • Tue, Oct 15; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    Discussion of some economic issues and polices during the 2020 Democratic Primary. Potential topics could be healthcare reform, tax structures and wealth taxes, international trade, universal basic income.
  • Tue, Oct 8; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    This week we discuss environmental economics - whether it is economically feasible for businesses to balance their desire to profit with environmental health, possible solutions for climate change, and why those against “environmentalism” deny the many proposals offered to understand differing perspectives. After our discussion we will play a game involving some of these issues and see just how hard (or easy) it is for businesses to balance their obligation to their profits and those to the environment.
  • Fri, Oct 4; 2:00 pm BEXL 323
    ECON Seminar - AJ Bostian will be giving a talk on "Robustness and Inference in Risk and Time Experiments to Life Cycle Asset Integration".
  • Tue, Sept 30; 4:00 pm BEXL 326
    ECON Club will discuss potential future topics, and also briefly talk about the inverted yield curve and general recession scares. Resources to prepare for meeting: Wall Street Journal Video looks at yield curve and inversion, Federal Reserve Bank article on yield curve as recession predictor, and New York Times article looking at potential recession indicators.



  • 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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