2014

2014

The Department of Economics is pleased to provide news and updates on department activities in this newsletter. This edition highlights accomplishments and research of…
Rankings Ohio State’s Department of Economics ranked 9th among public universities and 27th among all U.S. universities (U.S. News…
Faculty Retirements Richard Steckel Professor Emeritus Richard Steckel, a distinguished economic historian, retired effective June 30, 2014.  He joined the Ohio State faculty in 1974 and completed…
Department Launches First Study Abroad, Service Learning Course The Economics Department launched its first study abroad /service-learning course last May. Economics…
Mirzaie Redesigns Undergraduate Course to Enhance Student Experience Senior Lecturer Ida Mirzaie has redesigned Principles of Economics (Econ 2001.01), an…
Principles of Microeconomics Goes Online! The first fully online course for the Department of Economics went live August 27, 2014. The Principles of Microeconomics (…
May 12, 1984 – August 28, 2014 Wei-yu Lin, a fifth-year graduate student in the Department of Economics, passed away on August 28, 2014 at Ohio State’s Ross Heart…
Lung-fei Lee Awarded University Distinguished Scholar Award Lung-fei Lee, University Chaired Professor of Economics, was honored with a 2014 University Distinguished…
2014 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching Given to Trevon Logan The Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching honors faculty members for superior teaching. Recipients…
Richard (Dick) Updike Sherman, Jr., former Mershon Professor of Economics, celebrated his 100th birthday on September 28. Sherman was born in Utica, New York on Sept…
Bruce Weinberg, professor of economics, is the lead author of a new study published in the journal Science, finding that university research is a key component to the U…
Faculty Profile: Kurt Lavetti, Assistant Professor of Economics Kurt Lavetti is a self-described health economist. “My research spans topics in labor and health…
Undergraduate Research Spotlight: Gabe Englander Gabe Englander, a fourth-year a honors economics major from Cincinnati, Ohio, has a very promising future in research. In fact, he has been awarded…
Minchul Yum, PhD student, Department of Economics Minchul Yum is a highly trained PhD student who expects to complete his dissertation in 2015. He has a command of sophisticated quantitative tools…
The annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum is one of the largest undergraduate research events in the country. More than 700 undergraduates made presentations at…
We welcomed fourteen new first-year graduate students to the program and wish them success in their studies.  Pictured at the department’s August 26 annual welcome…
Ross Brater, Department of Justice, Huanxing Yang, advisor Yang Chen, IMPAQ International, Trevon Logan, advisor Hyelin Choi, Korea Institute for International…
Getting Published: An Undergraduate’s Hard Work Pays Off Alumnus Stephen Bergman (BS, economics, 2013), a security analyst for Hengehold Capital Management in Cincinnati, just learned that research…
2014 Department of Economics Smart Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Majors John J. Conlon Aaron Englander Luke Fesko Meredith L Grogan Ryan A. Lefler-Moore…
The department's graduate student teaching awards include the Departmental Citation for Excellence in Teaching (DCET) and the Graduate Associate Teaching Award in Economics (GATA). Funds to…