Professor Jonathan Meer Featured in WalletHub’s Recent Piece
Professor Jonathan Meer was featured in WalletHub’s recent piece about the best charities to donate to. You can find his contribution to the feature here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-charities-to-donate-to/28658#expert=Jonathan_Meer
Texas A&M Department of Economics Hosts the Second Annual High School Counselor Day
The Texas A&M Department of Economics had the honor to host the second annual High School Counselor Day on Friday, 30 October, 2020 in a virtual setting. This one-day conference brought in 30 High School guidance and career counselors from 16 schools across the state of Texas. To read more – click HERE
34 Economics Students Receive Scholarships for Academic Year 2020-2021
The Department of Economics is proud to announce that 34 ECON students received a scholarship for the 2020-2021 Academic year. To see the complete list – click HERE
ECON Student Eric Mendoza Elected as Texas A&M University Student Body President
Junior Economics student Eric Mendoza was recently elected and will serve as A&M’s student body president for the 2020-2021 school year. To read the full story – click HERE
Texas A&M Dept. of Economics Hosts the 7th Annual Texas Experimental Association Symposium
The Texas A&M Department of Economics had the honor to host the 7th annual Texas Experimental Association Symposium (TExAS) on February 8, 2020.
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Tomball High School Recruiting Trip
On February 4, 2020 Tomball High School held a College Knowledge Night, an event that gives Sophomores and Juniors the opportunity to interact with college representatives. The Texas A&M Department of Economics was invited to this event and Kurt Felpel (Assistant Department Head) spoke to approximately 50 students, parents and families about the benefits of majoring in Economics. In addition to explaining Economics he answered many questions about courses, high-impact experiences and careers in Economics.
This is the second College Knowledge Night that the Department of Economics has been invited to participate in. The first was at Tomball Memorial High School on 19 November, 2019.
Meradee Tangvatcharapong AEA Poster Interview
Meradee Tangvatcharapong, a doctoral candidate in our department, was selected to be one of the poster presenters by the American Economic Association (AEA) at the Annual meeting.
Meradee sat down with the AEA to talk about her research on the spread of misinformation online and the role of this misinformation mechanism in generating support for the false connection between vaccination and autism.
To view the video – click HERE
Professor Jason Lindo and former TAMU PhD Student Maria Padilla-Romo’s research cited in “The Atlantic”
Jason Lindo (Associate Professor, TAMU), and Maria Padilla-Romo (Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee) were recently cited in an article in “The Atlantic”. The article “What History Says Will Happen Next in Iran” referenced Jason and Maria’s research on the effects of targeting high-ranking gang members on homicide rates in Mexico when discussing current events in Iran. To read the full story – click HERE