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

Economics Conference

October 27, 2018

The UMass Lowell Economics department is proud to present the first UMass system economics conference!

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell

Representatives from all UMass system campuses will be in attendance.

All faculty, students, and alumni across disciplines, as well as the general public, are welcome to join. The goal of the conference is to showcase our growing portfolio of research initiatives and foster research collaboration across campuses Faculty from Economics departments in the UMass system will share current or recently completed projects, and we invite all interested guests to come and learn about our research.

For questions and detailed information about the program, please email Professor Brendan Epstein at:

Economics in the News

Michelle and Zach
Two UMass Lowell students, Michelle Campbell and Zachary Kondoroski, are the national winners of the 2015 Charles Phillips Outstanding Student Leadership Award of the Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Economics.  Michelle and Zach have just graduated from UMass Lowell.  Here they are with Professor Monica Galizzi on the day of the 2015 University Commencement.  Congratulations Michelle and Zach, thank you for your work, and best of luck for your future endeavors!  More about Michelle and Zach.

Professor William Lazonick's research covered on the front page of the Boston Globe on Sunday, May 31, 2015.  "Feast for Investors Sells Workers Short"

Gary Lyn and Dan Muise picture
Honors Economics student Daniel Muise ('16) is working on an FAHSS Honors Co-op research contract with Gary Lyn, Ph.D. With Lyn and coauthor Jiaming Mao, Ph.D., he's now helping to create a nuanced model of high-skilled immigration's effect on native wages and life indicators.

Michael Carter comments on Bitcoin and the future of cryptocurrency.