‘economics’ Category

Homophily Research in the E/M Department

Professor Kathy Lund Dean and senior Cat LaCasse’s paper, “Not even trying to be innovative? Network ties and homophily in management research leadership,” was accepted for presentation by the Western Academy of Management. The Academy is an affiliate of the National Academy of Management and promotes research, advancement, and the application of knowledge in the field […]

December Door Decorating Contest

The Economics and Management Department is getting into the holiday spirit! The Christmas trees are up in the Beck Atrium, snow is finally on the ground, and the Department is having a December Door Decorating Contest! E/M majors are invited to tour the office Thursday, December 9th and Friday, December 10th to vote for the […]

The Gustavus Finance Club

by Claire Drapeau The Department of Economics and Management at Gustavus has a wide variety of clubs and student organizations that further advance educational opportunities on campus. One of these student led organizations is the Finance Club. I talked with Jill Shoen ‘22, the current president of the Finance Club, to take a deeper look […]

E/M Department Clubs

The Economics and Management Department has many educational organizations where students can engage and learn outside of the classroom. These clubs allow students to explore and prepare for future careers. They also provide powerful networking opportunities where students can connect with alumni in areas where they have interest. Members of Gustavus Women in Leadership, Accounting […]

Investment Club portfolio reaches all-time high

Under the careful watch of many student leaders over the years, since the Investment Club was awarded its initial portfolio amount of just over $105,000 in 1997, the portfolio’s value surpassed $200,000 this September! Gifted by E. Terry Skone ’63, the Club’s investment management activities have two goals: learning about investing and how markets work, […]

Nobel Conference 2016 is coming!

You may have noticed—people’s income levels vary wildly, and that gap is getting much, much wider. Income inequality as a newsworthy phenomenon has become a routine topic of discussion and is the cornerstone of Gustavus’s Nobel Conference 2016, “In Search of Economic Balance.” By any measure, the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ are getting further […]

What’s behavioral economics? “Ask Ariely” and the Nobel reading group

In preparation for Nobel 2016, In Search of Economic Balance, students and faculty have formed reading groups to get familiar with each speaker’s work in a fun and relaxed environment. The Dan Ariely group has been studying his latest book, Irrationally Yours, which is a compilation of columns from his wildly popular Wall Street Journal […]

Eric Butorac ’03 Skypes with Sports Economics students

  Professional tennis player Eric Butorac ’03 spoke with Professor Owen’s Economics of Sports class on Wednesday via Skype. Eric currently serves as the Vice-President of the Player Council for the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP). Eric, along with Player Council President Roger Federer, has been heavily involved in the ATP’s push to increase […]