Hello everyone! We want to share with you the Winter 2015 edition of the Economizer, the EUB’s newsletter on economics topics, written by our very own members. This edition includes an interview with Prof. Barzel, an expository piece on Jack Ma, the CEO of Ali Baba and a firsthand account of the 2015 Annual AEA meeting.
Click here to download a pdf version!
Hello everyone! Now that school is back in session, we will be holding regular tutoring hours again for both the EUB and ELL services. If you would like outside help with any of your ECON classes, feel free to stop by! We hope to see you sometime this quarter.
Save the date, econ majors! The EUB is hosting this quarter’s Paul Heyne Seminar with Professor Melissa Knox. The seminar will be held on Monday, December 1st at 5:30pm. The topic she will be presenting is “The Role of Health in Economic Development”. Professor Knox’s specialty fields in economics include health, demography, and international economic development, with a focus on Mexico and China, so this should be a great presentation! We look forward to seeing you at this seminar!
Deep knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential for many careers in economics. The Economics Undergraduate Board is happy to announce a series of four
EUB EXCEL WORKSHOPS
WEDNESDAYS · 6:30-8:30pm · SAVERY 117 (CSSCR Large Lab)
November 12th – Introduction to Excel
November 19th – Advanced Topics 1 (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUPs, etc.)
December 3rd – Advanced Topics 2 (VLOOKUPs continued, INDEX+MATCH, Financial Modeling, etc.)
December 10th– Advanced Topics 3 (Other Modeling, Building a Dashboard)
Instructor: Jordan Louie (PACCAR Financial Corp.)
Questions? Contact the Economics Undergraduate Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EUB has a lot in store for this upcoming quarter, including the following announcements:
- Applications to join as a member of the EUB for the 2014-2015 school year are due by this Wednesday, April 2nd. To apply, complete this application and submit a resume to eub at uw.edu or in the Economics main office, Savery 305.
- The EUB is hosting a Math Review Seminar to help students brush up on math skills necessary for economics courses! Topics covered will include differential calculus, constrained optimization and Lagrange’s method. They will be most relevant for 300-level courses, although the techniques are used in many 400-level courses also. The Seminar is open to anyone and will be held in SMI 407 at 5:30pm on Tuesday, April 1.
- The Spring Quarter tutoring schedule is in the process of being finalized and will be posted soon, and regular tutoring hours will begin next week.
Check back later for some of the great events we are planning. We wish you a successful spring quarter!
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!
The Economics Undergraduate Board serves as a liaison between the undergraduate student body and the Economics Department faculty and staff. We are currently seeking Economics Majors with sophomore or junior standing who would be interested in being a part of the Board. We are looking for students of strong academic standing who are looking to build their leadership credentials and involvement within the department. Equally important, applicants should be organized, energetic, and motivated about all things economics!
Board members meet twice a month and are assigned to specific projects, such as the undergraduate newsletter The Economizer, career-building events, and quarterly Economics class seminars. We also provide weekly tutoring for students in introductory economics classes.
For more details about applying, see the attached application below. The deadline is Monday March 18th!
EUB activities and services are described on our website.
Don’t miss the Paul Heyne Seminar this quarter!