RSVP today! Big Data in Economics, Tuesday, April 13, at 4pm

Hi everyone!
The Department of Economics and the Undergraduate Economics Association have created a new lecture series, Economists at Work.  Join us for our upcoming event, Big Data in Economics, where we will have a conversation with faculty members to help students understand what “Big Data” is, what it is useful for, and its relevance in upper-division classes such as Econ 145 and 155.

Economists at Work

Faculty Panel: Big Data in Economics, Tuesday, April 13, at 4pm

  • Heather Royer: Department Vice Chair, and Associate Professor of Economics
  • Dick Startz: Professor of Economics, and Department Director of Graduate Studies
  • Youssef Benzarti: Assistant Professor of Economics

RSVP for a Zoom link at https://bit.ly/3mqGfBv
Please see the flyer below for more information!

UEA Student Panel on 1/19 at 4 pm

Hi everyone! The Undergraduate Economics Association (UEA) will be hosting an Economics Student Panel next Tuesday (1/19/21) at 4 pm. Come on out to hear from students participating in programs such as the Gretler Fellowship, the Economic Forecast Project, and the Dean’s Investment Group! Courtney Jerge from Career Connection will also be giving a presentation highlighting different resources available to students. This event is a great chance to learn more about opportunities within the Economics department and learn how to get involved!


Please fill out this survey (https://forms.gle/ySHMtxNH9VkbTUTt8) and refer to the flyer below for a link to the Zoom call. We hope to see you all there!

Fall 2020 First Event: UEA presents Game Night!

Hi Gauchos! UEA is opening the 2020-21 school year with a Game Night! Come on out to learn more about our organization and network with your fellow Economics majors and members of UEA! We will be hosting groups of online games (Among Us, Scribblio, Codenames) for a chance to interact and have a stress free night before finals approach.

This event will be on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 8 PM.

To receive a Zoom link, please register through this link or scan the QR Code below : https://tinyurl.com/uea-game-night

We hope to see you all there!

[Cancelled]: Conversations on COVID-19

In light of recent events, UEA has decided to cancel this week’s Conversations on COVID-19 event. We feel it would be insensitive to prioritize an event that isn’t relevant to the national discussion regarding systemic racism and injustice at large.

We have also linked a message from Career Connection that highlights different resources you can use during these times. We hope to see you all in the near future.

[Cancelled]: Conversations on COVID-19: Heather Royer and Marcella Alsan

Hi Gauchos! There will be no Conversations on COVID-19 webinar this week, but next Friday we’ll be joined by UCSB Professor Heather Royer and Harvard Professor Marcella Alsan who will be discussing the tradeoff between health and economics.

As always, anyone with a valid UCSB email can join the Zoom call and actively participate! Please fill out this form in advance for a link to the call: tinyurl.com/ucsbuea

The event will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ucsbuea/

This will be the last event in our Conversations on COVID-19 speaker series. We hope to see you there!

** Please note: This event has been cancelled.

UEA Executive Board Applications 2020-2021

The UCSB Undergraduate Economics Association is seeking proactive students who are passionate about performing a public service within the economics major. 

The UCSB Undergraduate Economics Association will appoint four executive board members who will serve throughout the 2020-2021 academic year alongside the two existing board members. A detailed description of the duties and conditions for candidacy are in the application below. 

All application materials must be submitted in PDF format via email to econ-uea@ucsb.edu. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2020 at midnight. Please follow all directions detailed in the application. If you have any questions or concerns about the application process, feel free to contact us via email.

Conversations on COVID-19 featuring Professor Ted Bergstrom

Hey Gauchos! Join us this Friday for our weekly Conversations on COVID-19 webinar! This week we’ll be joined by Professor Ted Bergstrom who will be discussing Virus Testing and Reopening Workplaces and Universities.

The event will be livestreamed on our Facebook page at 3pm. Anyone with a valid UCSB email can join the Zoom call by going to tinyurl.com/ucsbuea and completing a Google form to receive the Zoom link for the call. 

This event is aimed at undergraduates and meant to be an informal conversation about the topic. We highly encourage participating and conversing with the professor, so come ready with questions! Hope to see you there!

Conversations on COVID-19: Professor Bob Anderson

Hey Gauchos! Join us this Friday for our weekly Conversations on COVID-19 webinar! This week we’ll be joined by Professor Bob Anderson who will be discussing Applying Financial Reporting Rules that Never Contemplated a Sudden Shutdown.

The event will be livestreamed on our Facebook page at 3pm. Anyone with a valid UCSB email can join the Zoom call by going to tinyurl.com/ucsbuea and completing a Google form to receive the Zoom link for the call. 

This event is aimed at undergraduates and meant to be an informal conversation about the topic. We highly encourage participating and conversing with the professor, so come ready with questions! Hope to see you there!

Conversations on COVID19: Dr. Kyle Meng

Hey Gauchos! Join us this Friday for our weekly Conversations on COVID-19 webinar! This week we’ll be joined by Dr. Kyle Meng who will be discussing the Effects of UV Radiation on the Growth Rate of COVID-19.

The event will be livestreamed on our Facebook page at 3pm. Anyone with a valid UCSB email can join the Zoom call by going to tinyurl.com/ucsbuea and completing a Google form to receive the Zoom link for the call.

This event is aimed at undergraduates and meant to be an informal conversation about the topic. We highly encourage participating and conversing with the professor, so come ready with questions! Hope to see you there!

Conversations on COVID-19: Dr. Peter Rupert

Hey Gauchos! Join us tomorrow for this week’s Conversations on COVID-19 webinar!

This week we’ll be joined by Dr. Peter Rupert who will be discussing price gouging and labor markets.

The event will be livestreamed on our Facebook page at 3pm. Anyone with a valid UCSB can join the Zoom call by going to tinyurl.com/ucsbuea and completing a Google form to receive the Zoom link for the call.