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 and completing a Google form to receive the Zoom link for the call.

Conversations on COVID-19

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has presented some serious questions about the future of our economy. How will COVID-19 affect financial institutions? What impact will this pandemic have on global trade? What does it mean to graduate into an economy reshaped by the coronavirus?

UEA’s new speaker series aims to tackle such questions. Each week, faculty from the Economics department will lead discussions and answer questions on the various economic implications of COVID-19. Topics will differ by week, covering a wide range of issues.

The series will be livestreamed on the UEA Facebook Page every Friday at 3pm beginning on April 24th.

Finals Study Jam

Having trouble finding a spot to study in the library?

Fear not! The Undergraduate Economics Association will be hosting an Economics Study Jam to provide students with additional study space during dead week!

The event will be in North Hall Room 1110 on Tuesday (12/3) and Thursday (12/5) from 5pm to 9pm. We’ll also be providing free study snacks!

Seventh Annual Babcock Lecture with Anna Aizer

The Philip Babcock Memorial Undergraduate Lecture was established at the University of California, Santa Barbara to honor the vibrant legacy of UCSB Professor Philip Babcock. The lecture seeks to expose our students and the community at large to the most intriguing applications of economics. Our speakers have been chosen to convey some of the joy Professor Babcock found in applying economics to the world.

The UCSB Economics Department is excited to present Anna Aizer as the seventh annual Babcock Memorial Lecturer. The event will take place next Tuesday, November 5 from 3:30 to 4:30PM in the UCen Flying A Room.

Anna Aizer is a labor and health economist at Brown University with interests in the area of child health and well-being. Aizer has examined the impact of public programs on child health and well-being and the economic determinants and consequences of domestic violence. The focus of her current work is the intergenerational transmission of health and income.

Meet the Programs

Are you looking to get involved on campus? Are you an Economics or Accounting major? If so, attend Meet the Programs on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:30-8pm at the Loma Pelona 1100.

Meet the Programs is an org fair for Accounting and Economics majors who are looking to get more involved with organizations related to their majors. Nine organizations will be attending and Lily’s Tacos will be served! Come out and get involved!

UEA Welcome Back: Pizza & Panel

Come join us for our first event of the year! We will have a panel of undergraduate economics students who will share their advice on how to navigate your way through the major, what you can do with an economics degree, and how you can get involved in economics opportunities on campus and off. We will be providing pizza and we’ll be holding a raffle—so come out for some free food and the opportunity to win some econ swag! The event will be held in North Hall 1110 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Graduate School in Economics Forum

As the quarter comes to an end, the Undergraduate Economics Association is happy to announce our Graduate School in Economics Forum. This event will be primarily focused on providing information on reasons for attending graduate school, the graduate school experience, and how one should prepare given they choose to pursue advanced education. The forum will feature a keynote speaker Emily Robertson一a UCSB economics graduate student一who will showcase her current research and a question and answer panel of economic graduate students from various subfields.

The forum will be held on Thursday, May 30 from 4-7 PM in LSB 1001. Doors open at 4PM with our Keynote Speaker commencing at 4:30PM. Food will be provided! Hope to see you all there!