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Economics

  1. Iowa landscape at CERA

    Getting to the Meat of the Matter

    Jan 10, 2019
    If you drive to Grinnell on Interstate 80, you might be inclined to think Iowa’s economy is heavily agriculture-based. Your eyes might deceive you, says Jack Mutti, professor emeritus of economics. In terms of actual production, the agricultural sector accounts for about five percent of Iowa’s GDP. Yet, agriculture is connected intimately with many other industries, including manufacturing. So, the impact of recent tariffs is bigger than some of the numbers might lead you to believe, especially because the tariffs most directly affect exports.
  2. Grinnellians at Women in Economics Symposium 2018

    Economics Symposium Showcases Female Leaders in the Field

    Apr 19, 2018
    “It is important that young women who are pursuing degrees in economics hear from women in the field about opportunities and challenges,” said Mary Suiter, the St. Louis Fed’s economic education officer and an assistant vice president. “And it is crucial that these young women bring their perspectives, ideas, and talents to a profession that is still largely dominated by men.”
  3. Expert Discussed DNA Databases, Deterrence and Detection of Offenders

    Mar 29, 2018
    Jen Doleac, director of Justice Tech Lab, discussed how collecting offender DNA profiles affects offenders’ later recidivism and likelihood of getting caught.
  4. Mithila Iyer ’19 Receives Fischlowitz Travel Fellowship

    Mar 05, 2018
    Iyer will explore the rise of minority theatre movements in the U.S. in a journey delving into American identity through the artistic expressions of marginalized people.
  5. Writers@Grinnell: Mark Montgomery & Irene (Tinker) Powell

    Feb 01, 2018
    Book Release Celebration and Reading by Economics Professors Mark Montgomery and Irene (Tinker) Powell
  6. Bill Ferguson Research Talk

    Nov 28, 2017
    Professor's lecture at the University of Manchester will be live-streamed on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.
  7. Robert Jensen Economics Research Talk

    Oct 23, 2017

    Professor Rob Jensen (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) will be visiting Grinnell Nov. 1–2. There are two public events scheduled over his visit. On Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 4:30,…

  8. Economics Department Facebook Page

    Oct 17, 2017
    Check out our page to stay up-to-date on department events as well as happenings in the world of economics.
  9. Alumni in the Classroom

    Jul 22, 2016
    Damon Williams ’14 came back to campus to inspire students and help them solve real problems.
  10. Racialized State Violence and the Movement for Black Lives

    Apr 13, 2016
    Damon Williams '14 presents "Bigger Than the Cops: Racialized State Violence and the Movement for Black Lives."

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