This fall, I will teach ECN 150 “Ripped from the Headlines: Economics in the News.” Our primary text will be the New York Times. I will choose a current topic from the news for each class, assign articles, videos, podcasts from the media and discuss the topic in class, relating it to economic theory.
Students will keep a current events journal throughout the semester. They must find articles on different topics and analyze them. They will then write a short research paper on a topic of their choosing. We will also do a class project on health care.
So much going on–I cannot keep up. Congress based a budget, which the president will sign, the FEd lowered interest rates, the president promised more tariffs on goods from China. California passed a law requiring all students to complete the FAFSA, and Oregon gets creative about how to address the housing crisis in the state.
Stay tuned for more posts as the semester unfolds.
The Department of Economics will host Dr. Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17 in the Mandeville Teletorium from 11-12.
His talk, “The Economics of Equitable Education: How today’s loans, access, and training affect tomorrow’s economy” is a very timely topic in today’s society.
On April 25, from 4-6 p.m., the Department of Economics will honor the graduating class of Economics majors at Landmark Americana on 54th Street. All majors/minors/double majors as well as alumni are welcomed to attend.
On Tuesday, April 17 Dr. Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will be the guest speaker in the Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Department of Economics. The event will take place at 11 a.m. in the Teletorium in Mandeville Hall.
If you would like to take advantage of the internship opportunities for economics majors and earn credit for it, you need to register! Vacancies are sitll open for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015. CLICK HERE for more information and instructions.
Tuesday, April 24 (Mandeville Dining Room at 6 p.m.)
Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society reception/induction ceremony.
A person from academics, business, former students, etc. come and present their work and students and faculty ask questions and engage in rich discussion. Presenter: TBD. Participants: Economics majors and faculty. Date and location: TBD
March 26 (Mandeville Teletorium 11am)
Martin Gruenberg, Chairman, FDIC, is the invited guest speaker for the Annual Economics Lecture. The title of Chairman Gruenberg’s talk is, “Financial Crises and the Response.” This event is free and open to the public.
March 18 (Doyle Banquet Hall 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
All Economics majors/minors/double majors are invited to this exciting event. There will be prospective employers on hand to discuss job opportunities so have your resume updated, dress in business casual attire and attend this worthwhile event. We have an AMAZING list of panelists who will be speaking about their experiences after graduation, and we’ll have many alumni and industry partners in attendance as well. Our panelists include: Dennis Durkin, Senior Vice President of CBRE (Real Estate Group) and member of the SJU Board of Trustees Paul Manganella, ’14, proprietor of Houzeme Becky Germino, ’11 PhD, Manager, Specialized Therapeutics for US Health Economics and Outcomes Research at Bayer Dana Schapert, ’10 MBA, Underwriting Specialist at Cigna Healthcare Mark Fanelli, ’10 MBA ’12, currently finishing his J.D. at Rutgers and clerking for the NJ Supreme Court.