Welcome to our 2014 Newsletter. As Chair, I am delighted to have this opportunity to bring you up to date on recent developments in the Department of Economics.
The value of our major has received considerable attention over the past few years, with economics showing up among lists of the fastest growing and most marketable majors in study after study. Consistent with this national trend, the Economics major has grown at MSU as well, with the number of majors doubling over the past 7 years, topping 1400 for the first time this past year. To keep up with the demand for our services, our faculty continues to expand.
Three New Members Join Departmental Advisory Board
The Department of Economics formed its Advisory Board in October of 2012, and we welcome our three newest members. Read more about them here.
"Econ Scholars" Program Enters its Second Year with the Selection of a New Class of Scholars
With an inaugural cohort leading the way last year, an outstanding group of new scholars this year, and the involvement of donors, alumni, and faculty, the Economics Scholars Program is creating new opportunities for MSU's best economics students. Read more about the program here.
The newest class of Econ Scholars.
Hoover family helps Econ interns
Student Kathryn Beck interned in Washington, DC thanks in part to an estate gift given to the Economics department.
Summer internships are hard to come by and even more difficult to pay for, but they play a critical role in the career development of students. Fortunately for four students in the Economics Scholars program, unrestricted funds from an alumnus allowed them to accept summer internships in Washington D.C., Beijing, China, and Montevideo, Uruguay.
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