Our department and the UMD Career Center are co-hosting an Economics Networking Night on Wednesday, October 4th. The event will take place in the Stamp Student Union from 6-8 p.m. We have invited UMD alumni and other potential employers working in the fields of applied economics, policy analysis, financial services/wealth management, and consulting. Students will be able to speak with potential employers about career paths and employment opportunities. Interested Students should RSVP via this link: https://careers.umd.edu/event/economics-networking-night-0
We have also organized a webinar presentation from the World Bank on Tuesday, October 3rd from 11:00 a.m. - noon.
Our Master of Professional Studies in Applied Economics program is accepting applications for 2018 admission. The program has been ranked in the top 5 economics master's degree programs in the US by the Financial Engineer. The online application is posted on our master's program website, along with information about admissions criteria and application deadlines:
On Thursday, September 7, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking released its final report to the President and members of Congress on how the government can make better use of data it already collects to improve the way federal programs operate. House Speaker Paul Ryan accepted the report from Commission Chair Dr. Katharine G. Abraham in a ceremony on Capitol Hill.
Associate Professor Ina Simonovska joins the Department of Economics beginning in Fall 2017. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Economics and Finance from McGill University. She is a research associate at the NBER and a recipient of the Peter B. Kenen Fellowship at the Department of Economics at Princeton University.
Professor Simonovska’s research lies in the intersection of international trade, macroeconomics, and finance. Her research aims to shed light on the sources of welfare gains from international integration.
Assistant Professor Nolan Pope joins the Department of Economics beginning in Fall 2017. Professor Pope is a labor economist and applied microeconomist who specializes in public policy that improves individuals’ labor market and educational outcomes. Nolan uses quasi-experiments, large administrative data sets, and field experiments to answer questions in education, public economics, and labor economics.