Economics

Recent Grad Documenting Mandela Fellows Visit

July 20, 2018

Tene Goodwin, who graduated from the UC Davis College of Letters and Science this spring with a degree in economics and minor in professional writing, started immediately using her educational and international background by documenting the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders visit to UC Davis.

Immigrants, Jobs and Local Economies: Not So Simple

July 11, 2018
UC Davis economist Giovanni Peri has spent close to two decades researching the impacts of immigration on local labor markets. His findings: local economies grow with an influx of immigrants and decline when they leave.

1987 - Dea Monfort

July 11, 2018
Dea Monfort (B.A., economics and international relations, ’87) was elected June 13 to a one-year term as executive board president of the AFSCME Local 1902 chapter for retired Southern California water employees.

Hundreds of Economists to Gather at UC Davis

June 18, 2018
Close to 500 economics scholars from around the globe will gather at UC Davis beginning Thursday, June 21, for the four-day 2018 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society. This is the first time that UC Davis has been the host for a meeting of the Econometric Society, the preeminent international society of academic economists and publisher of three scholarly journals.

What Can I Do With My East Asian Studies Major?

Finding an Exciting Career in Law, Education, Advertising and More — by Way of East Asia

East Asian studies explores a vibrant region that contains the second and third largest world economies, some of the longest lasting civilizations, and more than a quarter of the world’s population.

Ryan Calbreath (Political Science-Public Service and Economics '18)

Ryan Calbreath, Political Science-Public Service and Economics ’18 Ryan Calbreath attended the UC Davis Washington Program in Fall 2017. Intern, Office of Congressman Raúl Grijalva

Interning at the office of a U.S. congressmember, Ryan Calbreath expected to be nearly invisible among such powerful political figures. What he didn’t expect was the welcoming and supportive environment that embraced him.

Economics, Past and Present: Christopher M. Meissner

What can financial crises reveal about institutional stability? How can history help us to weather future recessions? Professor of Economics Christopher M. Meissner examines the rise of political radicalism, applying lessons from economic history. 

Economic history not only reveals the causes of financial crises, but also enlightens us about the effects of policies intended to resolve them. This knowledge can help policy makers contend with current economic problems.

Student Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

December 06, 2017
Shengling “Wilburn” Wang, a senior majoring in communication and economics, was recently awarded a $1,000 study abroad grant from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Wang will use the grant for a three-week UC Davis Study Abroad seminar in Pokhara, Nepal, over the winter break.