Bachmeier named associate editor of leading energy economics journal
Lance Bachmeier, associate professor of economics, has begun a three-year term as associate editor of Energy Economics, one of the leading journals in the field of energy economics. The journal publishes papers on topics such as energy price forecasting, energy policy and the environment. more>>
Department offering new introductory seminar in economics
The Department of Economics is offering a Sophomore/Junior Introductory Seminar in
Economics for the first time during the spring 2013 semester. This has been a tremendous
success. This course provides an introduction to the discipline of economics while
allowing students to improve their writing and public speaking skills.
Dr. Kuester is teaching this course and he recently presented a talk to the class on sports economics and the NCAA. Students will also be hearing from Dr. Li as he provides an introduction to econometrics, and Dr. Belley will provide an overview of his research in labor economics. Recently, Dr. Kara Ross from the agricultural economics department presented her research on behavioral economics and heuristics. The students will also be attending the Joe Tiao Lecture presented by Dr. Christina Romer and were very fortunate to hear from alumnus Jim Haymaker about his lengthy career as a corporate leader at Cargill. more>>
What is IO?
Industrial Organization (IO) resides at the intersection of economics and business. Many market policies find their origin in the thinking of leaders in this field. Many business strategies are informed by the basic principles of IO. Topics in I0 include antitrust laws, horizontal and vertical mergers, game theory, the theory of market structure, price discrimination, product bundling and predation. The field employs various theoretical and empirical tools to examine key public policy and economic issues. more>>