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Economics Seminar Series: Spring 2021

Join us for a wonderful lineup of seminar speakers this semester. All seminars will be online through Zoom. Please contact Ioannis Kospentaris or Daniel Stephenson if you are interested in attending or with any questions.

Networking & Research

Student Economics Association: Socialize and network with your peers while gaining valuable insight into future career opportunities.

Experimental Laboratory for Economics and Business Research: Work with faculty to conduct computer-mediated experiments.

VCU Center for Economic Education: Provides K-12 students with the economic knowledge and financial skills needed to thrive in today’s economy.

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: Learn about local economic conditions and opportunities.

American Economic Association: See what issues economists nationwide are researching.

Richmond Association for Business Economics: Join local business leaders for lunch and a speaker. A great networking opportunity!

Real-Time Population Survey (RPS): Adam Blandin, Ph.D. assistant professor in the VCU School of Business and Alexander Bick, Ph.D., associate professor at Arizona State started the biweekly Real-Time Population Survey out of a desire to use their skills as economists to help policymakers, reporters, analysts and the public during the COVID-19  pandemic. Since launch, their research has been cited widely in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Forbes, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and has drawn attention from notable economists worldwide.


Labor market recovery remains stagnant, new survey shows

Labor market recovery remains stagnant, new survey shows

Friday, February 26

About half of workers who were employed just prior to the pandemic are earning the same amount

Real-time Economics

Real-time Economics

Thursday, February 4

National unemployment numbers get an updated look in a survey co-developed by a VCU economist

U.S. employment has stopped recovering, new survey shows

U.S. employment has stopped recovering, new survey shows

Tuesday, January 26

Employment nationwide has declined since October. Among those who were working just before the pandemic, only about 60% are still working for the same employer.

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