Thresher: Economics department sees benefits of recent overhaul

Azaleas at Rice

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. The board has worked with Antonio Merlo, the economics department head and new dean of social sciences who was hired in 2014, to make changes through the Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics. See More.