The department has 12 new undergraduate scholarships to offer, and that is just the start! It is all part of our ambitious goal to provide more financial support for economics majors. Read about our goals and progress.
Fulbright award fund’s student’s research
Sam Kenney has received a prestigious Fulbright award to fund his continued research on microfinance. Sam earned his undergraduate degree in economics from K-State in May, 2103, and is now working on his M.A. degree in economics in our department. His research on microfinance began during his study abroad experience as an undergraduate student. read more
Department welcomes new faculty member
The department is pleased to welcome Hugh Cassidy this fall as our newest faculty member. Hugh received his masters degree from the University of Western Ontario and his bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph. He will finish up his Ph.D. from University of Western Ontario in Fall, 2013. Hugh's areas of research include both labor and personnel economics. His work has examined the impact of job characteristics on promotion receipt, the relationships between hierarchical level and labor market outcomes, and the role of promotions as signals of worker ability. Recently, he has been investigating promotions in an environment of multiple worker abilities. This research should help economists to better understand the reasons for wage overlap across levels and the process by which an employer learns about worker ability.