Katie Shester is an associate professor of economics and a core faculty member for the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability, as well as Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Alice Tianbo Zhang’s research is being used to shed light on the impact of the pandemic on business activities in Indian Country.
Peter Grajzl named a 2022 winner of the Elinor Ostrom Prize.
Diwesh Kumar ’24 is developing investment banking expertise at his summer internship at Boxwood Partners in Richmond, Virginia.
Alice Tianbo Zhang's research on energy access was featured in the June 16 edition of Nature Energy
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Launched this year, the ECON 271 Peer Tutors program is a weekly drop-in option for students looking for a deeper understanding of course material through interactions with their peers.
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students who are Pell Grant recipients.
The book will prove invaluable in helping students gain a better understanding of the theory and practice of environmental and natural resource economics.
Davies' paper examines recent conditions in Papua New Guinea’s foreign exchange market.
Hooks was quoted in a recent Business Interview article titled “Monetary Policy: How the Federal Reserve Attempts to Control the US economy."
The Lewis Whitaker Adams Professor of Economics Emeritus was 97.
Sakshi Upadhyay joined the Economics Department as a visiting assistant professor in fall 2021.
Davies work looks at the setting of exchange rates in resource-rich developing countries.
Assistant Professor of Economics Mario Negrete joined the W&L Economics Department in fall of 2021.
Camilo Alvarez joined Washington and Lee University as the Ted DeLaney Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics in fall 2021.
Assistant Professor Chantal Smith joined the Economics Department in fall 2021.
Professor Linda Hooks discusses personal loans in a recent WalletHub article.
Shikha Silwal recently published "The Economics of Conflict and Peace."
The “Virginia Tech Coffee with the Chair” series features experts sharing their experiences and successes in economics.
Professor Martin Davies recently consulted on exchange rate policy for the Papua New Guinea Treasury and published his work in a discussion paper.
Tim Diette discussed his new journal article, “Does the Negro Need Separate Schools? A Retrospective Analysis of the Racial Composition of Schools and Black Adult Academic and Economic Success,” in Scienmag and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Linda M. Hooks was featured in a recent Wallet Hub article titled "2021's Best & Worst Cities at Money Management."
At Pfizer, Michael Benigno ’00 analyzed COVID-19 clinical data in the quest to develop a vaccine and antiviral therapy.
Earlier this month, economics professor Peter Grajzl gave an online presentation for the University of Oxford titled "A machine-learning history of English case law and legal ideas before the Industrial Revolution."
W&L Professor of Economics Hugo Blunch published an article with the IZA Institute of Labor Economics.
Zhang teaches Statistics for Economics and Introduction to Economics, and she is interested in developing courses on the economics of climate change, migration and gender.
Blunch served as the lead consultant on a Ghana case study for the World Bank's new index
Five professors from Washington and Lee University held an online panel offering “Perspectives on Black Protest: Comprehending the Current Crisis.”
Linda Hooks, professor of economics and head of the W&L Economics Department, was interviewed by the News-Gazette.
Art Goldsmith was featured on the Morning Brew podcast “Business Casual”
This summer, Sezen will receive two months of intensive training with leading faculty at Michigan State University in microeconomics, math, econometrics and research methods.
In 2021, students will have the opportunity to study in Ghana for both Winter and Spring Terms.
Kahn has been invited to give the opening keynote speech at the Exposition of Sustainability of the Industrial Pole of Manaus.
Rigorous academics and a nationally ranked soccer program made W&L an ideal fit for Danny Tran '21.
Casey was appointed by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.
Papers included in the journal focus on a range of topics that speak to various disciplines.
For students like Lourdes Arana '21, the London Internship Program combines course work, internships and alumni support to create an unforgettable educational experience.
W&L courses in economics and biology used community-based learning to engage in partnerships and make an impact on food insecurity at a local level.
Blunch will visit the Economics Department in the Business School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul.
The PPIA fellowship program helps students achieve a master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field.
His statement was given at a public hearing at the EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Mon., Mar. 18.
Claire Mackin '20 shares her experiences in Sydney as part of the Sydney Internship and Study Abroad Program.
Yeboah's talk, which is free and open to the public, is titled “Africa Economic Transformation: The Role of Youth.”
Margaret Kallus ’19 will be the second W&L alumna to join a team of economists at the Harvard University research institute, Opportunity Insights.
In the Feb 5. op-ed, Strong examines Trump's "norm-shattering presidential behaviors."
In her speech, which is free and open to the public, Mourao will discuss the role news organizations play, not only in spinning news, but also in legitimizing topics and people.
Washington and Lee University’s Martin Davies, associate professor of economics, was appointed a member of the Fulbright Specialist Program for three years.
Bob Strong's piece was published on Dec. 9 in The Virginian-Pilot.
Balen Essak '20 interviews Maisie Osteen '14L about her experiences with the Shepherd Program and as an assistant public defender.
Working in South Africa gave Will Hardage '20 a chance to combine his economics major and his poverty studies minor.
In a Roanoke Times piece, Silwal discusses current events and the impact they bear on children.
With the support of teammates, professors and friends, Nicholas George '18 was able to balance two majors and a spot on the basketball team.
Blunch recently attended the 7th annual meeting of Danish Academic Economists in North America (DAEiNA) at Princeton University. This year, he was able to fully enjoy the program as a participant, rather than as an organizer.
While studying in Sydney, Bradley Callaham '19 interns at LINK, the world’s largest international business brokerage firm.
As she prepares to work for the Equality of Opportunity Project, Amanda Wahlers '18 is grateful for the education, opportunities and research experience she has had in Lexington.
Carson Bryant '18 has been awarded a Fulbright grant for an English Teaching Assistantship in Germany.
A group of five W&L students, along with Linda Hooks, Professor of Economics and Head of the Economics Department, recently attended the Annual Conference of Undergraduate Women in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign.
Joseph Guse, John C. Winfrey Associate Term Professor of Economics, will give a talk in honor of his professorship on Tues., April 3 at 5:00 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
Teresa Aires Rodrigues is spending her winter term in Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Jeffrey Lacker, former CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will give the H. Parker Willis Lecture in Political Economy.
Graham Novak '19 may only be a junior at W&L, but he has already lined up a job — at his own company.
Economics professor Peter Grajzl will give a talk titled "A Structural Topic Model of the Features and the Cultural Origins of Bacon's Ideas."
Caroline Blackmon interned this summer with The Dunwoody Crier in Georgia.
During Reading Days, some students went on short trips that complemented the service and learning they experience on campus.
Over Reading Days, 19 students and five faculty and staff members traveled to Washington, DC to explore the theme: “What can you do with an econ major?”.
Anna Milewski '18 has spent time in fields, labs, carpenter shops and seminar rooms - and it was all part of one internship at the home of George Washington.
Lorena Hernandez Barcena '19 had an eye-opening summer internship with Harlem Children’s Zone, an education nonprofit in New York.
Martin Davies, Associate Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, gave the keynote address at the Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Papua New Guinea Annual Conference in Lae, PNG on August 22. His talk was titled “Policy in Papua New Guinea: Recent Shocks, New Directions.”
Guen splits his time between hiking the mountains of Rockbridge and traveling the world.
Meet Graham Novak '19, an aspiring - and already accomplished - entrepreneur
Johnson Opportunity Grant Takes Daniel Rodriguez '16 to Bangladesh to Study Microfinance
Johnson Opportunity Grant winner works on women's empowerment initiatives in Abuja, Nigeria
Four students at Washington and Lee University's Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics are participating in the U.S.-German Internship Program