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Professor of Economics, Dr. Sucharita Ghosh, participated in a forum organized by the Cleveland City Club on November 6, 2018, on current U.S. trade policies and its risks to the global markets. She was accompanied by panelists from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and Kent State University. Learn more.


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Weinstein Amanda

Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Amanda Weinstein’s recent research on the effects of women’s workforce participation on cities’ economic growth and productivity has been published in the Harvard Business Review online. When More Women Join the Workforce, Wages Rise — Including for Men was published Jan. 31, and is available after free registration.

Her article has also been posted on Fairygodboss, a site devoted to issues faced by women in the work place.


Sucharita Ghosh

Associate professor of economics, Dr. Sucharita Ghosh, will for the second time share her expertise in international economics as a Fulbright Research Scholar in Italy during the spring semester, 2018. Read more about Dr. Ghosh on the UAkron online newsroom.


Economics Department 2017 Graduates

Congratulations to all our December 2017 graduates from the Master’s degree program in economics.

From left to right: Jephthah Oppongata, Benjamin Asare, Matin Hajimohammadi, Benjamin Borketey, Justin Kumbal, Kevin Coyne and Emmanuel Nkansah.


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The Westfield Group invited three Economics Club Members as special guests to attend a luncheon where Janet Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, delivered a key note address at the National Association of Business Economists (NABE) annual conference in Cleveland on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

For information on club meetings contact jmcart@uakron.edu.Pictured from left to right:  John Edwards, Ariana Cubela, Janet Yellen and Rachel Steer.


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Among the familiar faces at the Akron Marathon, on June 30, 2017, were members of the UA CBA ZIPS relay team. Following the blue line were, from left, Dr. Sydney Chinchanachokchai, assistant professor of marketing; Dr. Deborah Owens, associate professor of marketing and international business; Mark Welfley, assistant professor of practice in accounting; Wade Litt, visiting assistant professor of practice in economics; and Steve Brubaker ’92, who earned a BSBA in Finance and is chief of staff at InfoCision. An active alumnus, he serves on the board for our Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing.

Special congratulations are in order for Owens —  this was the 13th year that she has participated in the Akron Marathon.


John Hamm wins Poster Competition

Congratulations to Economics Department student John JHammFall2017Hamm who won first place for his economic research in the poster competition held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on May 5, 2017. John's research was titled Zebra Mussels: Amenity or Disamenity?. The competition was sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the University of Akron Economic Department. John was one of three students from the UA Economics Department who entered the competition along with nine other students from Ohio and western Pennsylvania colleges. The Cleveland Fed has been partnering with the University of Akron's Department of Economics to host the competition each spring since 2009.


Women in Business and Government

The Department of Economics is excited to host the following panel members on Thursday, April 6th at 3:15pm in the Student Resource Center of the Taylor Institute (5th floor of the Polsky Building).

  • Amy Held, Vice President Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Smucker's
  • Heidi Blakeway-Phillips, CFO and Board Director, Independent Management Services, LLC
  • Sandra Pianalto, Former CEO, Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank
  • Emilia Sykes, State Representative, State of Ohio
  • Michelle Primm, Managing Partner, Cascade Auto Group
  • Amy Herrbold, Vice President of Human Resources, The Smithers Group

Turner Anderson wins First Place Award at the OAEPS Annual Meeting

Congratulations to Economics Department graduate student, Turner Anderson, who won the First Place Award in the Economics Graduate Student Paper Competition at the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (OAEPS) 76th Annual Meeting Conference held at Northern Kentucky University on September 23-24, 2016. Turner’s research paper titled, "The Impact of Obesity on Unemployment Spells in the United States," found that obese women faced significantly longer job searches than non-obese women and that both obese men and women faced significantly longer total unemployment in the time period 2007-2013. Financial support for Turner’s conference expenses were provided by UA’s Graduate Student Government’s Professional Enrichment Grant and the Department of Economics. More details about OAEPS are available on their website.


DALTON KONOP WINS 3rd PLACE!

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Congratulations to Economics Department student Dalton Konop (first one from the right in the picture), who won third place for his economic research in the poster competition held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on April 29, 2016. Dalton's research was titled The Effect of Grants for Higher Education on Crime: Differentiating Need and Merit-Based Aid. The competition was sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and the University of Akron Economics Department. Dalton was one of five students from the UA Economics Department who entered the competition along with fourteen other students from Ohio and western Pennsylvania colleges. The Cleveland Fed has been partnering with the University of Akron's Department of Economics to host the competition each spring since 2009.


ECONOMICS PROGRAM EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION
We have been recognized for excellence by The Financial Engineer in a recent national ranking of 157 schools that offer a terminal master’s degree in economics. Full story.


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THE DILLEY FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Mr and Mrs DilleyThe Department of Economics is grateful for David and Lessia Dilley’s gift to establish  The Dilley Family Endowed Scholarship in Economics. In 1973, David received his Bachelor  of Arts degrees in Economics and Political Science.  He serves on both the Economics Department Advisory Board and The University of Akron National Alumni Board of Directors.

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Dr. Erickson CBA 320 330-972-7973 ee2@uakron.edu
Dr. Ghosh CBA 312 330-972-7549 sghosh1@uakron.edu
Dr. Kuchibhotla CBA 321 330-972-7440 dkuchibhotla@uakron.edu
Dr. Myers CBA 323 330-972-7421 myers@uakron.edu
Dr. Nelson CBA 310 330-972-7939 nelson2@uakron.edu
Dr. Ozdemir CBA 302 330-972-7548 aozdemir@uakron.edu
Dr. Renna CBA 324 330-972-7411 frenna@uakron.edu
Dr. Weinstein CBA 322 330-972-7975 aweinstein@uakron.edu

Adjunct teaching faculty

Mr. Blank CBA 301 330-972-7546 dmblank157@gmail.com
Mr. Bragg CBA 301 330-972-7546 TBragg@portageco.com
Mr. Dolezal CBA 313 330-972-7546 tdolezal@firstenergycorp.com
Mr. Fritsch CBA 301 330-972-7546 nickf314@gmail.com
Ms. Nawari CBA 301 330-972-7546 fnawari@uakron.edu
Mr. Rech CBA 313 330-972-7546 jgr7@zips.uakron.edu
Dr. Sheppard CBA 319 330-972-7546 shep@bright.net