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10/30/2018
Online Math Camp
Following the success of our annual summer and fall online math camps, the department of economics will be offering a new self-paced math camp this year. Students can enroll in the camp any time
09/21/2018
RISE Lecture Series Enters Fourth Year

Pictured Above: Doyle Arnold '70 with Dr. William Sharpe, who delivered a RISE Lecture in March 2018, and friends from business school. (L-R: Polly Shouse, Rhonda Brooks '74, Dr. William

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09/21/2018
Social Sciences undergraduate majors see rise in rankings

Social Sciences undergraduate majors are on the rise according to College Factual and NICHE.

09/21/2018
Q&A with Vicki Mak-Romo, a Houston-native and Energy Economist from the inaugural MEECON Class of 2017

Q: What attracted you to the MEECON program?

A: As someone who already had a strong foundation in energy and economic policy, I wanted to attend a program that would help

09/06/2018
$6.6M grant from Arnold Foundation to fund Texas Policy Lab at Rice U.

Rice University’s School of Social Sciences will launch an effort this fall to work side by side with Texas’ officeholders and state agencies to solve some of the state’s most pressing problems.

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07/27/2018
Rice Economics PhD Andre Barbe named to Council of Economic Advisers
Andre Barbe, who earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Rice in 2014, has recently been appointed to President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers. The Council, which was established in 1946, is
07/16/2018
Rice U. to break ground on new School of Social Sciences building this summer

Rice University will break ground on the Patricia Lipoma Kraft ’87 and Jonathan A. Kraft Hall for Social Sciences, a new home for the School of Social Sciences, in August. A groundbreaking

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05/02/2018
Foundation names James Brown a Piper Professor

Economics Professor James Brown, who last month received Rice’s George R. Brown Certificate of Highest Merit in recognition of unsurpassed teaching, has also been honored for superior teaching by

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05/01/2018
Summer Math and Stat Camps
This summer, the economics department will once again be offering its popular online math and stat camp courses to the general public. This is the fifth time that the online math camp will be
04/25/2018
Professor James Brown Reflects on Unsurpassed Teaching and Learning

As the recipient of last year’s George R. Brown Prize for Excellence in Teaching – Rice University’s highest teaching award, James Brown reflected on “unsurpassed” teaching and learning when he

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02/10/2018
MEECON students won first place in National Petro Challenge More
01/20/2018
MEECON students won first-place in Rice Petro Challenge
Drill Baby, Drill!
 
That was the name of the winning team from our annual PetroChallenge event at Rice University in Houston which took place over the weekend. It was a
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11/15/2017
Ph.D. student Natalie Hinchey wins Dennis J. O'Brien USAEE Best Student Paper Award

USAEE/IAEE student members may compete for a Student Paper Award at the yearly USAEE/IAEE North American Conference. The author of the best paper receives the Dennis J. O'Brien USAEE Best Student

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10/13/2017
GEA Trivia Night

On October 13th, the Graduate Economics Association (GEA) hosted their annual Trivia Night at Dore Commons. The event provided students the opportunity to mingle over dinner and drinks, before a round of economic, Rice and Houston themed trivia.

10/01/2017
Online Math Camp
This fall, the economics department will offer its popular online math and stat camp courses to the general public. This is the fourth time that the online math camp will be offered, and the
04/25/2017
RISE Day 2017

On April 25, 2017 we held our second annual RISE Day Award Luncheon. RISE Day recognizes outstanding achievements by economics undergraduate and graduate students and exemplary teaching by economics faculty.

09/05/2016
New Online Math Camp

The Economics department will now offer our Mathematics Camp for Economists to the general public starting this Fall, October 24th to November 18th.

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08/01/2016
Graduate Student Nick Frazier wins Heinz König Award
Nick Frazier, a 5th year graduate student, is the co-recipient of the Heinz König Young Scholar Award from the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). The award honors his work on
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04/08/2016
Thresher: Economics department sees benefits of recent overhaul

Students have responded positively to an effort to revamp the economics department more than a year in the making, according to Sawyer Knight, a student on the Economics Student Advisory Board.

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10/04/2015
In memoriam: President Emeritus Malcolm Gillis

Malcolm Gillis, the sixth president of Rice University, died Oct. 4 at age 74.

A University Professor, the Ervin Kenneth Zingler Professor of Economics and a professor of management, Gillis

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07/27/2015
New Master in Energy Economics at Rice

The new professional master's degree is a 12-month, 40-credit-hour program designed to offer students graduate-level education.

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06/30/2015
Economics on the RISE: Undergraduate program jumps to No. 14 in College Factual rankings

Rice University's undergraduate major in economics is ranked No. 14 in the country, according to the June 2015 College Factual rankings of U.S. undergraduate degree programs. The

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02/11/2015
Economics' New Course

Antonio Merlo hits the ground running with expanding and improving the economics depatment. "I don't think it's just about building an economics department; it's about making presence of economics

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12/19/2014
Peter Hartley answers questions about falling oil prices

Peter Hartley, professor of economics, comments on falling oil prices including thoughts on consumer spending and the impact on the U.S. economy. 

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11/03/2014
Zodrow comments on a recent Supreme Court Ruling

George Zodrow comments on the tax implications of a recent Supreme Court ruling that states eligibility for the U.S. foreign tax credit (FTC) should be governed by the economic substance of the

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