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.
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!
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.
This spring the UEA has elicited the help of graduate student Daniel Cullen to write a final review for economics 140A and lecture in-depth solutions during a review session. The final review will be attached below and the review session will be held on Thursday, June 6th, from 6 to 8 pm in Buchanan 1930.
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!
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 for the remainder of the 2019-2020 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 a PDF format via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until May 31, 2019 Applications missing any of the required materials will be discarded from the application process.
This winter the UEA is back hosting study jams and a review session to help students prepare for their final exams!
Study Jams will be held in North Hall 1110 from Monday, March 11th to Friday, March 15th from 7 to 11 pm. The UEA will be providing snacks and refreshments. All economics and pre-economics students are encouraged to attend.
Economics 140A Review Session
The UEA has elicited the help of graduate student and teaching assistant, Alec McQuilkin, to write a final review for economics 140A and lecture in-depth solutions during a review session. The final review will be published on Thursday, March 7th and the review session will be held on Thursday, March 14th, from 7 to 9 pm in Buchanan 1940.
This Presidents Day Weekend the Undergraduate Economics Association will be hosting a hike at Inspiration Point in Santa Barbara. The hike will start at the Inspiration Point Trailhead and will leave at 10:15 AM. If you are interested in carpooling for this event there is an RSVP form that you may use to offer or request a ride.
The Undergraduate Economics Association will be hosting its first professional speaker series this winter! The series will feature guests who speak about their experience working in fields relating to Private Equity, Economic Research, and Computer Science. Students interested in learning more about different career paths related to economics should make sure to attend these talks! All speakers will be hosted in North Hall 2212 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM during the UEA general meeting.
January 22nd Andrew Mutz
Andrew Mutz is a Chief Technology Officer at Appfolio. Professor Mutz received his BS and Ph.D. in Computer Science at UCSB and maintains a relationship with his alma mater as a lecturer in the computer science department. He also volunteers his time with other undergraduate organizations such as Data Science at UCSB.
February 5th Anne Dixon
Anne Dixon graduated in 2012 earning a degree in Economics & Accounting and a certificate in Technology Management. Anne previously worked as a Senior Auditor at KPMG and has since worked as an Engagement Manager for the private equity firm Standish Management. Standish Management is a member of Standish Group International, an independent international IT research advisory firm known from their reports about information systems implementation projects in the public and private sector.
February 19th Ben Wright
Ben Wright is a macro economist with specialties in econometric modeling and macro/regional research. Since receiving his MA in economics from UCSB,Wright has worked as a senior economist for the California Economic Forecast. This an excellent opportunity for a student interested in learning more about economic research and forecasting.