Date Title Description
Online 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. Both camps will begin on May 25th, 2020.
Yinghua He Wins Award for Best Paper in AEJ: Microeconomics

The American Economic Association (AEA) announces recipients of the John Bates Clark Medal, Distinguished Fellows, Foreign Honorary Members, and the "Best Paper Awards" of the American Economic

Graduate Student Kelly Neill Wins the National Bureau of Economic Research Award
Kelly Neill, a 3rd year graduate student, is the co-recipient of an NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Award was financed with a grant to the NBER from the Sloan
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
Social Sciences undergraduate majors see rise in rankings

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

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

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

$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.

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
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

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

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
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

MEECON students won first place in National Petro Challenge More
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
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

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.

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
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.

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.

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
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.

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

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.

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