“Take a Student to Work Day”
The Department of Economics, in cooperation with the Gulf Coast Power Association, has created a new opportunity for current undergraduate students to get a first-hand glimpse of work in the energy industry. On October 17, 2016 several students participated in “Take a Student to Work Day”. Students attended an energy luncheon in Houston where they were hosted by an energy sponsor. After the luncheon, the students visited the sponsor’s workplace to see the energy industry firsthand.
One of the participants, Samen Karim, had this to say about the event –
“Everyone in college says they want to do this or that with their degree but what do those jobs consist of on a daily basis? Do you really know what you want to do until you experience it? By participating in “Take a Student to Work” I learned about the energy sector and gained invaluable experience. It opened me to a whole new job market. I would highly recommend this to students who are not entirely sure on what their future career path is.”
First Year PhD Student to Receive “La Flecha al Aire 2016” Award
Ms. Mayra Pineda Torres, a first year Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics, will receive an award from ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) for the best undergraduate thesis on education issues. To read more – click here
Dr. Qi Li One of the Top 20 Prolific Econometricians in the World
A newly published article identifies Texas A&M Professor Qi Li as one of the top 20 most prolific authors in econometrics worldwide. To read more – click here.
Women in Energy Conference – 2016
In mid-September 2016, a group of 30 current Aggie women students had the opportunity to interact and hear firsthand from 25 women executives and 5 Former Students in the electric, power and energy industry. To read more – click here
Jeff Edwardson Receives the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Teaching Award
The Department of Economics is proud to announce that Professor Jeff Edwardson was one of only four instructors from the College of Liberal Arts to receive the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Teaching Award. To read more – click here
Second Annual Dr. John Van Huyck Memorial Fellows Awarded
To honor the memory and legacy of Dr. John Van Huyck, the Dr. John Van Huyck Fellows Program provides support for one or two graduate students in the TAMU Department of Economics to carry out experimental research. To read more – click here
2016 ASHE Conference
The Texas A&M Department of Economics was once again proud to host the 10th annual American Society of Hispanic Economics (ASHE) Conference on September 30 and October 1, 2016 at the Texas A&M campus. To read more – click here
American Economic Society Summer Training Program Awards
Two students from the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University were honored at the 2016 AEA Summer Training Program hosted by Michigan State University. To read more – click here
2016 Spring Undergraduate Awards
The Department of Economics is proud to announce the Spring 2016 awards to several highly deserving students. The Department of Economics Award for Leadership and Academic Excellence as well as the Best Paper from the Economics Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (EUROP) were awarded. To read more – click here
Emily Parrish ’16 awarded 2016 Women’s Progress Award
The Department of Economics is proud to announce that Emily Parrish (Class of 2016) has been awarded the 2016 Women’s Progress Award, as part of the Accountability, Climate and Equity (ACE) Awards. To read more – click here
First Annual Dr. John Van Huyck Memorial Fellows Awarded
To honor the memory and legacy of Dr. John Van Huyck, the Dr. John Van Huyck Fellows Program provides support for one or two graduate students in the TAMU Department of Economics to carry out experimental research. The first two students have been selected. To read more, Click Here.
Professor Yuzhe Zhang featured in auto financing article
Texas A&M Department of Economics Professor Yuzhe Zhang was recently featured in WalletHub’s recent article about auto financing. You can find the piece here: https://wallethub.com/edu/auto-financing-report/10131/#yuzhe-zhang
Professor Jason Lindo’s article picked up by the national media
Professor Jason Lindo’s recently released research paper on the effects of college party culture on the incidents of rape has been featured in the Washington Post, Slate, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Elle, CBS News, and U.S. News and World Report, among many other outlets. Additionally, he appeared on the news commentary show “Watching the Hawks” to discuss this work.