Hello everyone! As the quarter is winding down, we want to share with you the Autumn 2013 edition of the Economizer, the EUB’s newsletter on economics topics, written by our very own members. This edition includes interviews from faculty and students in the department, a discussion of the importance of econometrics, information about internships that econ students have participated in, and an analysis of the economic history of Washington State.
The Economizer can be read online at the link below, or physical copies can be found in the department office (SAV 305) and the EUB office (SAV 328).
Economizer Autumn 2013
Additionally, the last day of this quarter’s EUB and ELL tutoring will be this Friday, December 6th. We will not be holding tutoring during finals week.
We will be back next quarter with more events and a new tutoring schedule. The EUB wishes you good luck on finals, and a great winter break!
First off, we want to extend a warm welcome to the newly admitted Economics majors! We are happy to have you in the department, and the EUB will be here to serve your needs.
Next, the EUB will be hosting several events in the next few weeks:
- Tonight, November 12th, will be our quarterly Class Seminar from 5:30-6:30 in SAV 168. The members of the EUB, who have cumulatively taken almost every ECON course, will be on hand to answer questions about registration, and specific classes and our favorite professors. This is a great resource if you’re curious about the material that is taught in various classes or want recommendations about which classes to sign up for.
- All students are welcome to our Career Seminar, which will be Wednesday, November 20th at 5:30 in Parrington 308. Come hear from four UW Econ alumni about their academic and professional experiences, and learn about what you can do with an economics degree. See the flyer below for more details.
- Keep a look out for other upcoming events including the Paul Heyne Seminar and the release of the fall quarter Economizer!
Welcome back to school! Whether you’re a new freshman or a senior, the EUB has several events coming up to help you brush up on your economics:
- We will be hosting a Math Review Seminar on Thursday, October 3rd at 5:30 PM in Savery 155. Come review the math skills that will be used in the 300 and 400 level courses. Topics include: algebra, multivariable calculus, optimization problems, Lagrange multiplier.
- Our EUB members also hold weekly tutoring sessions in SAV 328. Students in any of the introductory, intermediate, or even higher level economics classes are welcome to come by and ask our knowledgeable upperclassmen about anything econ related. Please see our Tutoring Schedule for the times we are available. If you have questions about material in a 400-level class, click here to see which tutors have taken that class.
- Tutoring is also available for students in the English Language Learner (ELL) program who have language-related questions in their economics classes.We offer comprehension assistance for students who are struggling to understand concepts, assignments, etc. due to a language barrier, and writing assistance for students with writing assignments to receive assistance with proofreading, editing, and composing well-written short answer questions. The ELL tutoring schedule can also be found on our Tutoring Schedule page.
Stay tuned for upcoming events, and we hope to see you around!
In this issue, we interview alumni working in the economic consulting industry, discuss a recent speech by Arts & Sciences Dean Robert Stacey, review European fiscal austerity, and talk about some of our Honors theses!
Download it here: Economizer Spring 2013 – Final
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The Department also offers English Language Learner (ELL) tutoring for students who need assistance understanding course material or writing papers and other written assignments. The ELL tutoring schedule can be viewed here.