The Economics department is excited to announce that our new ECO Career Blog is now live! In addition to job opportunities, the blog will contain information about internships, webinars, graduate school, conferences, etc. Please visit the site as often as you’d like to learn more about professional development opportunities, which are updated often.
Dr. Helen Reynolds, Senior Lecturer and Maguire Teaching Fellow is one of three winners of the 2023 Extra Mile Award for exceptional work helping and inspiring students who learn differently.
She is known for her engaging teaching style, dedication to teaching and learning, and her caring demeanor. Students say she explains topics thoroughly and uses visual aids to help visual learners. She also helps students with accommodations for testing, working around their schedules and making herself available to answer questions. Congratulations on this well deserved award!
Congratulations to our outstanding undergraduate award winners! Their achievements and academic excellence are truly commendable and deserving of recognition.
As we bid farewell to another academic year, it is with great pleasure and pride that we extend our warmest congratulations to the 2023 graduates of the Department of Economics! We celebrate not only our students’ academic achievements but also the exciting futures that lie ahead. They have shown resilience in navigating complex economic theories, mastering analytical skills, and applying knowledge to real-world problems. The countless hours spent conducting research, engaging in spirited discussions, and collaborating with peers have paid off, and we could not be prouder of them.
Economists possess a unique perspective that can shape the world in profound ways. Their expertise in understanding the complexities of markets, decision-making, and policy implications gives them a solid foundation for diverse career paths. Many of our students double majored while at SMU in fields ranging broadly from physics, to journalism, to public policy. Seventy-Two percent of our graduates had an internship during their time at SMU, and 41% of graduates accepted an offer of full-time employment prior to graduating. Most of our students heading to the workforce found employment in finance and insurance, while 16% of our graduates were bound for graduate or law school.
We are excited to see the positive impact our graduates will undoubtedly make in the world, and we look forward to hearing about their future accomplishments!
The Department of Economics is excited to announce that applications for our 4+1 accelerated Master’s program are now open! Continue reading “4+1 accelerated Master’s degree applications now open!”
Beth Wheaton and Mea Ahlberg have been invited to attend and participate in the Notre Dame Inclusive Teaching Academy. This 3-day event will be held at Notre Dame and will feature a small number of instructors from Notre Dame and peer institutions. Continue reading “SMU instructors invited to Inclusive Teaching Academy”
Beth Wheaton is the 2021 co-recipient of the Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award! Continue reading “Beth Wheaton wins SEA teaching award!”
Beth Wheaton was the very deserving winner of the 2020 Mangum Teaching Award. This highly-sought after award, endowed through a million dollar gift from distinguished alum Charles Mangum, is given annually to a non-tenured recipient in the Department of Economics who is extraordinary at student involvement. Continue reading “Beth Wheaton wins 2020 Mangum Teaching Award”
On July 1, Professor Tom Fomby handed over the responsibility of Chief Marshal of SMU Academic Ceremonies that he has performed with great aplomb since 2009. Continue reading “Tom Fomby hands over Chief Marshall reins”
In Decemeber 2019, Professor Raj Chetty gave his lecture as part of the 2018-2019 SMU Tate Lecture Series. Raj Chetty is one of the most influential economists of this generation, both in academia and also in public policy. Continue reading “Raj Chetty Tate lecture”