Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – If you see Michael Michaelides today, be sure to tell him congratulations! At 11 am, he successfully defended his dissertation, entitled Revisiting the CAPM and the Fama-French Multi-Factor Models: Modeling Volatility Dynamics in Financial Markets. We wish him success as he wraps up his semester, and look forward to seeing what the world of economics has in store for him!
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – Dr. Sudipta Sarangi shared the basics of Economics with 1st graders at Gilbert Linkous Elementary today.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – Congratulations to Dongwoo Lee, a Graduate Instructor who 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.
Friday, April 7, 2017 – Congratulations to Atiyeh Vahidmanesh, one of our graduate students who defended her dissertation earlier this semester, on her induction into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, which was established to recognize and celebrate inclusion and diversity. For more information, please look at today’s news story featuring Atiyeh and the other inductees here.
Monday, April 10, 2017 – Congratulations to Professor Richard Ashley, who — in collaboration with Professors Martha Ann Ball, Angela Scarpa and Julie Dunsmore from Psychology and Professor Cynthia Smith from Human Development — has received a $30,000 Scholars Program grant from the Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) for a pilot study, “Parent-child behavioral and physiological synchrony: Foundation for children’s developing self-regulation.”
The Department of Economics Honors and Remembers the 32 Hokies lost on April 16, 2007
Monday, April 24 – The Department is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. David Bieri as an Affiliate Associate Professor. Dr. Bieri is also an Associate Professor of Urban Affairs with a joint appointment in the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience.
Wednesday, April 26 – Sudipta Sarangi and co-author Chandan Kumar Jha (LeMoyne College) claim that Facebook plays a vital role in reducing government corruption. Click here to read more.
Monday, May 8 – Congratulations to Dr.Shaowen Luo, Dr. Shyam Ranganathan (Department of Statistics), Dr. Sudipta Sarangi and Dr. Byron Tsang! They have received a one-year Dean’s Discovery Fund from the College of Science for their pilot study, “A Tale of Two Networks: Trade and Financial Linkages in the Global Economy”. The goal of this project is to establish theoretical foundations and examine empirical patterns of the interplay between trade and financial networks.