Economics Alumni Advisory Committee

In 2010, the Department of Economics created an Economics Department Alumni Advisory Committee to improve communications among alumni and between the alumni and faculty. The Alumni Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the department regarding ways in which to achieve that goal. To build stronger relationships, the Department of Economics co-sponsors the GWU Alumni Lecture Series in Economics, a networking event where prominent economists can speak on current economic events and interact directly with members of the GW economics community.  The fall 2015 networking event featured Dr. Nela Richardson, Chief Economist at Redfin, who discussed “Leveraging Big Data to Analyze U.S. Residential Real Estate Markets.”

Also in collaboration with the Alumni Advisory Committee, the Department of Economics has established three endowment funds to further its strategic goals. The generous support of Alumni like you has been instrumental establishing these funds to meet the future needs of the department and its students.


Economics Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund is established to provide annual scholarship support for graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in economics. The scholarship recipients will be selected from a pool of graduate students enrolled in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences who demonstrate financial need and are pursuing an advanced degree in economics.   

The fund’s annual income, in accordance with the University’s endowment policy and purpose outlined above, will be spent at the discretion of the Office of Graduate Student Assistants and Fellowships, the Dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, and the Chair of the Department of Economics, in consultation with the Provost. Donate to the Economics Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund.


Professor Robert M. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Endowment Fund

This fund is established to provide annual discretionary income to the Chairman of the Department of Economics. It memorializes Professor Robert M. Dunn, Jr., who retired from GW in 2009 after having taught for more than forty years in the Department of Economics. An expert in international trade and finance, Dr. Dunn wrote a widely-used textbook entitled “International Economics” and authored or co-authored many articles and monographs. He was a graduate of Williams College and held an MA and PhD from Stanford University.

Income from the endowment will be used for a $1,000 prize for an undergraduate student studying international economics, as well as other purposes determined by the Chairman of the Department of Economics to honor Professor Dunn: faculty or student research, curricular enrichment, travel, and other needs.

The fund’s annual income, in accordance with the University’s endowment policy and purpose outlined above, will be spent at the discretion of the Chairman of the Department of Economics, in consultation with the Dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the Provost. Donate to the Professor Robert M. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Endowment Fund.


H.O. Stekler Research Program on Forecasting Fund

This fund is established to name the GW Research Program on Forecasting (RPF) in honor of Herman Stekler who has shared his passion for forecasting and forecast evaluation through his teaching, research articles, mentoring, and co-authorship.  This fund will support students interested in research on forecasting by providing current funds for student involvement in the RPF through activities such as: awards for students to work with professors or on their own on projects related to forecasting, the purchase of datasets and software for students to use for forecasting-related research, and support for students to submit research related to forecasting to conferences and journals.

The fund’s annual income, in accordance with the University’s endowment policy and purpose outlined above, will be spent at the discretion of the leadership of the Research Program on Forecasting, and the Chair of the Department of Economics, in consultation with the Dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the Provost. Donate to the Stekler Fund.    

Spring 2017 GWU Alumni Lecture in Economics

Please join the department of Economics for the Spring 2017 GWU Alumni Lecture Series in Economics, featuring James Bullard, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

 
Date: Tuesday, February 28
Time: Networking Reception 6pm
           Lecture 6:45pm
Location:
The George Washington University
Science and Engineering Hall
Lower Commons
800 22nd St NW
Washington, DC
 
This event is open to all GW alumni and Friends. 
Please Register your attendance in advance.
 

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