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Economists bring hard data to tough education policy questions

Nathan Hansen nhansen@lacrossetribune.com - Oct 21, 2017

 

Economics of Education - October 19-20, 2017

The Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse is sponsoring a conference on the economics of education. Participants include leading researchers in the economics-of-education field, including Susan Dynarski (University of Michigan), David Jaeger (City University of New York), Christopher Walters (University of California—Berkeley), and Matthew Wiswall (University of Wisconsin—Madison).

The conference is free and open to the public. Conference participants may attend either or both events. Please register in advance to ensure space (includes free parking).

October 19, 2017
Panel Discussion: Transforming Education: The Importance of Cognitive & Non-Cognitive Skill Acquisition to the Workplace
6:30-8:00pm.
1309 Centennial Hall

The panel discussion will focus on the latest research into the effects of education on the development of children’s cognitive and non-cognitive skills.

October 20, 2017
Economics of Education Sessions
8:00am-noon
Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall

The sessions will focus on higher education. In particular, the participants will present their research on the following topics:

  • Student loans - Susan Dynarski
  • Tthe economics of internships - David Jaeger
  • The impact of tuition freezes and state funding on enrollment and graduation rates at public universities - Christopher Walters
  • The labor-market returns associated with different college majors - Matthew Wiswall

 

Past Conferences

Second Annual Financial and Sports Economic Symposium (April 28, 2017)

Symposium on Operations and Economics of Competitive Sports Teams (April 11, 2016)

New Institutional Economics and Economic History Conference (September 25 ,2015)

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From left, Tony Mirasola, ’16, economics and public administration, and Kyle O’Brien, ’09, finance and marketing, both work for the Wisconsin Hospital Association. Mirasola was hired at the WHA Information Center in October 2016 after learning about the career through O’Brien, who has stayed connected to UWL through the Alumni Association Board and the Heathcare Analytics Management Advisory Board.

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October 24, 2016

The Search for Economic Justice

Please join us for the opening reception of a new exhibition featuring the photographs and writings of UWL faculty involved in the new multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary, general education course, Search for Economic Justice. The exhibit brings together Archaeology/Anthropology, Economics, English, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies. Thorugh the lens of photography, viewers will encounter depictions of various aspects of economic justice in photos, while simultaneously posed different questions pertaining to these depictions, prompting reflection and dialogue about  economics and the human side of economic inequality.
The exhibit runs from October 1, 2016 to November 11, 2016.

 


Betsy Knowles, Economics, one of six UWL faculty members selected for the 2016 Eagle Teaching Excellence Award

“Positive partnering: UW-La Crosse students analyze labor market for area businesses” (November 12, 2015)

Study: Affordable Care Act increasing colonoscopy numbers (December 9. 2015)

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) 

 

CBA Freshman Meet & Greet 

Tuseday, October 4, 2016
Watch for more details

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 2015 CBA Freshman Meet & Greet Flyer

Friday, May 4, 2017 - 3:30 PM
203 Wimberly Hall
Melissa Thomasson

Friday, April 28, 2017 9:30-11:00 AM
Great Hall Cleary
Russel Sobel, Professor of Economics & Entrepreneurship in the School of Business at The Citadel, and a Visiting Fellow at the South Carolina Policy Council.
Presenting: "Entrepreneurship, Economic Freedom, and Prosperity"

Friday, April 28, 2017 3:30 PM
203 Wimberly Hall
Jari Eloranta

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 3:30PM
203 Wimberly Hall
Ming Tsang

Friday, Februray 17, 2017 - 3:30 PM
203 Wimberly Hall
Andrew Young

Friday, November 4, 2016
203 Wimberly Hall
Tonmony Islam, Assistant Professor of Economics at Elon University

Thursday, October 27, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.
1309 Centennial Hall
Bryan Caplan
Professor of Economics at George Mason University and blogger for EconLog  

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
203 Wimberly Hall
Rod Fort
Professor, Sport Management at University of Michigan and  Co-Director, Michigan Center for Sport Management 
PRESENTING: "Monetary Cost of Concussion: The Case of Major League Baseball Players."

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.
1309 Centennial Hall
Joel Foster
Grassroots Leadership Academy
PRESENTING:“The Power of Economic Freedom” :A discussion of the Economic Freedom Index, what it is, and how activists can use it to measure the current economic freedom of the United States.

 

        

2017 Scholarship Awards

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

  • Quincey Anderson
  • Garrett Kostrova
  • Valerie Jones
  • Haley Klundt

Laura and Joe Bowers Memorial Scholarship ( $550 )

  • Hunter Crispell

James Prudhome Scholarship in Economics

  • Zachary Cowell ( $5000 )
  • Kelli Nieman ( $2500 )

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

  • Erika Ward

2016 Scholarship Awards

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

  • Quincey Anderson
  • Zachary Cowell
  • Rose Franke
  • Andrew Schroeder

Laura and Joe Bowers Memorial Scholarship ( $625 )

  • Christian Groves

James Prudhome Scholarship in Economics ( $ 5000 )

  • Benjamin Jordan

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

  • Haley Klundt

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.

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