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    UWL business class featured on UW System website

    A UWL class that worked to help area businesses solve current business issues is being recognized in the UW System initiative, For Wisconsin.

    During spring semester, students in Economics 330: Labor Economics conducted labor market research and economics consulting projects for seven area organizations. Issues they studied varied from how to effectively use incentives to motivate job performance to forecasting how the change in Minnesota's minimum wage may affect employers in Wisconsin.

    The feature details the class efforts in helping businesses. “Positive partnering: UW-La Crosse students analyze labor market for area businesses” has been posted to the “For Wisconsin” website. UW System developed the website to show how the state’s public universities, colleges and extension networks are working to improve the state’s competitive edge by leveraging the state’s human capital, supporting business and industry, and strengthening local communities.

    Recent News

    UWL partnerships benefit community (April, 16, 2015)

    Hear local stories of international women (March 5, 2015)

    How will right-to-work impact Wisconsin's economy? (February 24, 2015)

    Michael Haupert: College grads boost economy (February 15, 2015)

    UWL economist studies what employers look for in college grads (May 21, 2014)

    Students research local issues for civic leaders (May 1, 2014)

    Economic Breakfast to Feature Governor (April 3, 2014)           

    Students rock out to economics (December 11, 2013)     

    Celebration of Student Inquiry in Economics

    Spring 2015

    Students in upper-level economics classes will present their final projects in poster sessions. There will also be one keynote research presentation by one of our honors students.

    Fall 2014      Spring 2014          

    Economics Department Scholarship Recipients


    2015 David M. Cole Award in Economics ( $2,000 each)

    • Jordan Galvin
    • Stephanie Drefahl
    • Janae Legault
    • James Joling


    Laura and Joe Bowers Memorial Scholarship ( $600 )

    • Elizabeth Dolittle


    James Prudhome Scholarship in Economics ( $ 2,500 )

    • Matthew Nicholson


    Maurice and Elizabeth Graff Scholarships -- Economics  ( $2,000 )

    • Andrew Schroeder


    CBA Freshman Meet & Greet

    TBD FALL 2015

    This event was created to help the CBA freshman get acquainted with other CBA freshman, CBA student organizations and CBA faculty. For more details see the 2013 CBA Freshman Meet & Greet Flyer

    Economics Department Seminar Series

    Friday, February 20, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.

    203 Wimberly Hall

    Brad Humphreys 

    Presenting: "Professional Sports Facilities, Teams and Property Values: Evidence from Seattle's Key Arena"

    Friday, February 27, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.

    203 Wimberly Hall

    Jana Peliova 

    Presenting: "Experimenting with purchase history based price discrimination"


    Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.

    203 Wimberly Hall

    Javed Younas


    Friday, April 17, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.

    203 Wimberly Hall

    Chris Hanes


    Friday, April 24, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.

    203 Wimberly Hall

    Mike McAvoy