Department of Economics

3016 Pamplin Hall, Mail Code 0316, 880 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-9636 .................... Fax: 540-231-9288


News & Faculty Happenings

tideman Dr. Nicolaus Tideman was featured on a WDBJ7 news segment to address Social Security payment concerns. Click here to see the segment.

Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands visited the College of Science departments on September 22, 2015. As part of his visit to the Department of Economics, Dr. Sands participated in "The Ultimatum Game". Visit our facebook page to learn more about the experiment and the results.


Dr. Ricahrd Ashley and Dr. Chris Parmeter (Univ. of Miami) have just had their paper, "When is it Justifiable to Ignore Explanatory Variable Endogeneity in a Regression Model?" accepted at Economic Letters.

Dr. Ashley is also a participant in a research group based in the Psychology Department, that was awarded a grant from the Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) to support proposal development activities related to social reciprocity impairments in people with autism spectrum disorder through physiological linkage.

ball Dr. Sheryl Ball is part of a multidisciplinary team of faculty at Virginia Tech that has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study smart city infrastructure. Click here to read more.
salehi On September 15, 2015, Dr. Djavad Salehi-Isfahani participated in a panel discussion on the Iran Nuclear Deal along with faculty from Physics and Political Science. Click here to see video of Dr. Salehi's talk. Also, visit our facbook page to read a student review of the panel.
facebook The Department of Economics has launced a new Facebook site! Please click here to "Like" and Follow our page for news, research reviews, fun events, and updates about faculty and students!
spanos Dr. Aris Spanos has been reappointed the Wilson E. Schmidt Professor of Economics by Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands and Executive Vice President and Provost Thanassis Rikakis. Click here for more information.
sarangi Sudipta Sarangi selected as Department Head
ball Dr. Sheryl Ball and her colleagues at VTCRI have research published this week in Nature Neuroscience. The publication is also featured in a Virginia Tech News article.

Xiaojin (Aaron) Sun, a graduate student in Economics, has recently accepted a
tenure-track position at the Department of Economcs and Finance at the
University of Texas, El Paso. Congratulations!


Dr. Sheryl Ball was featured in the College of Science Annual in an issue dedicated to Women in Science. Click here to read the article


The Center for Instructional Development and Education Research (CIDER) has recognized Dr. Gebre Gebremariam as a Virginia Tech Teacher of the Week! Read more here.

li The Center for Instructional Development and Education Research (CIDER) has recognized Dr. Grace Li as a Virginia Tech Teacher of the Week! Read more here.

Professor Gebre Gebremariam has been recognized as a Favorite Faculty Member! This award is through Housing and Residence Life within the Division of Student Affairs, it allows students living on campus to acknowledge faculty members who have had a positive impact on them. See video here.


Dr. Sheryl Ball discussed the game theory behind Jeopardy villain's winning strategy on WDBJ7. See the video here.

  Professor Gebre Gebremariam won an Excellence in Access and Inclusion Award from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Virginia Tech.






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Departmental Seminars

Xi Chen and Poulomi Dasgupta
Virginia Tech


Friday, December 4, 2015
Pamplin 1002
4:00 pm

Click Here for Complete Seminar Schedule

Economics Tutoring Center

Located in Pamplin 3040, the center is staffed by 1st year Ph.D. students that provide tutoring free of charge for
ECON 2005 & 2006.

Monday 6:00-8:00pm
Tuesday 6:00-8:00pm
Wednesday 5:00-7:00pm
Thursday 6:00-8:00pm

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