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October 2021

Professor David Turcotte is selected to serve as a delegate to the United Nations Climate Change 2021 (COP26) Conference in Glasgow. COP26 is the most important UN Climate Change Conference since 2015. Delegates will discuss the global negotiations and commitments that reduce carbon emissions. Professor Turcotte and other delegates will hold an on-campus discussion of the COP26 Conference 2021. Professor Turcotte is also a member of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) at UML who coordinates the delegation's visit.

July 2021

Professor Brendan Epstein released his paper with Miles S. Kimball, "The Decline of Drudgery and the Paradox of Hard Work," as a NBER working paper.

May 2021

Virtual graduation celebration 2021. This is the second virtual graduation celebration held by our department during the pandemic. The following students won Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards in Economics: Marharyta Butsko, Riley Coviello, Jacklyn DaSilva, Clara Defourt, Rachel Jordan, and Sabrina Maldonado.

May 2021

Two economics majors, Emily Sayler and Douglas Correa-Ospina, are chosen by the UML 2021-22 Emerging Scholars Research Partnerships Program as Emerging Scholars.

May 2021

Our 2020 graduate Pratibha Gautam and Professor Ben Li published their paper "HIV infections and nightlight luminosity" in Economics Letters.

February 2021

Professor Anne Rhoads presented a seminar on "Insights from Behavioral Economics for Making and Sticking to a Budget" to the group Women Accelerators.

November 2020

Professor Carol McDonough was reelected as MSP President.

October 2020

Professor Monica Galizzi gave a talk on "The Gendered Workforce" at the Southern New Hampshire Meeting of the American Association of University Women.

October 2020

Our team competed virtually in the Fed challenge organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

May 29, 2020

UMass Lowell's Virtual Commencement Ceremony.

  • The following economics students graduated magna cum laude: Olivia Cheung, Daniel Hogan, Pratibha Gautam, Maddi Hertz, and Hunter Williamson.
  • The following economics students graduated cum laude: Kevin Dela Cruz, Eno Adoghe, Frank D'Amico, Christian Colombo, Chris Donald, Victoria Riley, and Tom Connors.
Congratulations to ALL our graduates!

May 18, 2020

Our first virtual graduation celebration in history. Dean Luis Falcon, Associate Dean Richard Serna, Associate Dean Sue Kim, and Assistant Dean Wael Kamal joined us to celebrate this moment during the pandemic. The following students won Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards in Economics: Zach Caraviello, Olivia Cheung, Chris Donald, Maddi Hertz, Dan Hogan, Derek Osik, Jamie Piskorowski, Hunter Williamson, and Adam Zakkouri.

May 14, 2020

Professor Monica Galizzi answered questions at Congresswoman Lori Trahan's Tele-town Hall. She and Pardis Sabeti (Harvard) were invited as co-panelists.

Last week of April, 2020

Our Honors students defended their theses, including Olivia Cheung on "The Impact of Publicly Funded Disaster Aid on Income and Racial Equality in the United States," and Pratibha Gautam on "Nightlight Luminosity and HIV Statistics."

April 10, 2020

Professor Monica Galizzi ran three online workshops on Salary negotiation as part of the UMass Lowell Career Networking Night.

March 2, 2020

Our major Riley Coviello received the 2020 Charles Phillips Outstanding Student Leader Award of the International Omicron Delta Epsilon Society.

This group of students in our department attended the fed challenge 2019 organized by the federal reserve bank of boston.

November 8, 2019

Professor Monica Galizzi gave a talk on wage gaps at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum. It was part of the Lowell Talks series that speak to the local community and the general public.

November 8, 2019

Our team competed in the Boston Fed challenge organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

October 17, 2019

Our first "Women in Economics" meeting was held.

In this picture are a group of female professors and students in the department. They had a bowling game as one "women in economics" event.

October 15, 2019
Professor Shakil Quayes was nominated Donahue Ethics Fellow for his research on Ethics and Microfinance.

October 10, 2019
Professor David Turcotte received a $999,999 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The grant supports the development of new scientific techniques to assess and control home-related health risks.

May 2, 2019
Musa Orak (Federal Reserve Board) and Professor Elena Spatoulas Patel (University of Utah) came to UMass Lowell to present at the department’s symposium on the growing role of women, minorities, and international scholars in Economics. They gave the students a wonderful overview of the different paths that can lead to the choice of economics as a major, and of all of the varied professional opportunities open to those who study the discipline. Chair Monica Galizzi and Associate Dean Sue Kim greeted the participants and framed the discussion. Professor Brendan Epstein moderated the event. Many current and prospective economics majors and faculty attended the event. The symposium was part of the ongoing effort by the department to introduce its students to the richness and variety of “voices” and potential experiences within the economics profession.

This is a photo of the first all-economics-department conference within the umass system. Economists had a group picture taken at the end of the conference.

November 30, 2018
Sorraya Jaiprasert, a Honors student majoring in Economics, successfully defended her Honors thesis, titled The Impact of International Trade on the Human Development Index.

October 27, 2018
Our department organized the first UMass System Economics Conference. Representatives from all UMass system campuses were in attendance.