Omari-Khalid Rahman wins Best Student Oral Presentation Award at Hunter’s UGRC

On April 19th and 20th, Hunter B.A./M.A. Economics students Omari-Khalid Rahman, Eden Volkov, Abraham Gutman, Tenzing Doma, Natalie Rubinchik, Daniel Cisneros, and Shamima Khan represented the Economics Department in participating in Hunter’s fourth annual Undergraduate Research Conference. The conference provides a forum for Hunter undergraduates from all disciplines and departments to present their research or…

Economics BA and BA/MA Open House

The Economics department is hosting an open house this Wednesday, April 13, for prospective Economics majors and students interested in the Economics dual BA/MA. Open House for Prospective Economics Majors Are you interested in inequality, growth, fair trade, free trade, unemployment, politics, or payday loans? How about healthcare, discrimination, addiction, famines, financial crises, or predatory lending?…

Students invited to the 2016 Population Association of America Conference

Economics students Abraham Gutman and Eden Volkov were invited to attend the 2016 Population Association of America conference in Washington, D.C., which took place from March 31-April 2. Accompanied by adjunct instructor Tamara Gurevich, the students had the opportunity to showcase their research and meet other graduate students, as well as researchers from the U.S. Census…

Michelle Liu-Watts joins the department of Economics

Michelle Liu-Watts is a new associate professor in accounting. She received her PhD in accounting from MIT, Sloan School of Management, and previously taught at the Pennsylvania State University and NYIT. Prior to entering academia, she worked for Deloitte and Touch, LLP, as an auditor, and recently as an economic and litigation consultant at several…

Economics student Carmen Vargas featured in Bloomberg News

Hunter College M.A. Economics student Carmen Vargas was featured in a BloombergView article by Cass R. Sunstein for her research on the effects of calorie labeling. Click here to read the article, “Calorie Counts Really Do Fight Obesity.” See the NBER working paper by Carmen Vargas and Hunter Professor Partha Deb, “Who Benefits from Calorie Labeling?…

Wei Yu joins the department of Economics

Wei Yu joins the accounting program in the department of economics. Dr. Yu earned her doctorate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and has previously taught at University of Tennessee and Lehigh University. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Yu worked for KPMG as an auditor.

Jessica Van Parys joins the department of Economics

Jessica Van Parys is a new assistant professor of economics.  Dr. Van Parys specializes in healthcare and public policy research.  She will be spending the 2015-16 academic year as a post-doctoral researcher at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and will begin teaching at Hunter in the fall of 2016.  Dr. Van…