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Our programs

Economics Seminar Series: Fall 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.

 

Ex-Fed official Lacker warns Powell in ‘tough spot’ on inflation

Ex-Fed official Lacker warns Powell in ‘tough spot’ on inflation

Monday, August 30

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell risks inflation getting out of control and his assurance that the central bank can keep it in check neglects to mention this would require traumatic surgery, said former Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker.

18 VCU researchers receive project funding from the university’s Presidential Research Quest Fund

18 VCU researchers receive project funding from the university’s Presidential Research Quest Fund

Friday, July 2

Economist Adam Blandin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Business who has studied the labor force during the pandemic, won support for “Remote Work, Geographic Mobility, and the Long-Run Economic Impact of COVID-19.”

Local doctors seeing a baby bust in wake of lockdown, 2020 birth rates continue years-long decline

Local doctors seeing a baby bust in wake of lockdown, 2020 birth rates continue years-long decline

Monday, May 24

The birth rate matters from an economic standpoint. “There are a number of different effects going on in the economy,” said VCU economics professor Leslie Stratton.

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