David H. Feldman, Professor, Department of Economics and Author of “The Road Ahead for America’s Colleges and Universities” and “Why Does College Cost so Much?” discusses whether making community college tuition-free is likely to increase enrollment and graduation rates.
Sarah Stafford works on W&M team partnering with VIMS and the Elizabeth River Project to create interactive planning map
Professor Peter Atwater recently participated in a forum with Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Shiller, who was discussing his work on how the stories we share can affect markets and the overall economy.
Following a consultative and thorough process established earlier this year, William & Mary’s Board of Visitors voted Friday to rename two campus buildings and name one campus structure to honor trailblazing alumni who helped open the door for marginalized people at both the university and beyond.
W&M Assistant Professor of Economics Peter Savelyev led study showing that education increases health and longevity through healthier lifestyles, superior earnings and better work conditions.
Ariel BenYishay talks about the important work produced by AidData.
W&M economics Professor Nathaniel Throckmorton recently contributed to a study that examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s labor force.
W&M’s Ariel BenYishay contributes expertise in geospatial impact evaluation to a land titling paper recently published in the journal Nature Sustainability.
Peter Atwater, founder of Financial Insyghts and an adjunct professor of economics at William & Mary, says things are likely to begin to trend upward again.
Jane Cooley Fruehwirth '00 featured on Morning Edition with Shankar Vedantam
Each year, the Alumni Association honors five professors in the early stages of their careers who exemplify teaching excellence at William & Mary.
Honorees from various facets of campus were recognized at Commencement May 11 as annual awards were presented to graduates, staff and faculty members.
Nathaniel Throckmorton was ruminating on the zero lower bound and had reached a point at which he needed William & Mary’s giant abacus.
Students, faculty and staff, and members of the community flooded the Chesapeake rooms in the Sadler Center on March 14 to watch the annual Raft Debate in which three professors, deserted on an imaginary island, represented their disciplines in an battle for a single spot on an imaginary raft.
The Department of Economics is very pleased to announce that this year's winner of the Socionomics Institute $1000 Prize was Michael Fairbanks, a student from Professor Peter Atwater’s ECON 150 course - Economic Confidence and Social Mood
Economics department faculty had several books published this year. Please click the link above for more information on the newest publications of Berhanu Abegaz, Professor of Economics and Economics Department Chair and Donald E. Campbell, CSX Professor of Economics.
Joseph J. Plumeri ’66, D.P.S. ’11, established the eponymous award in 2009 in order to encourage exceptional faculty members to pursue their research interests and further challenge their students.
W&M professor of economics David Feldman co-wrote "The Road Ahead for Higher Education" to counter the narrative of crisis that has infiltrated public discussion.
Ariel BenYishay received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor, Peter McHenry received the Tang Associate Professorship, and John Parman received the Paul R. Verkuil Associate Professorship
The Department of Economics gratefully acknowledges the establishment of the Mark O. Shriver IV Economics Scholarship Endowment to provide need-based support for majors.
The Economics Club hosted an Alumni Panel on Homecoming weekend in the newly renovated Tucker Hall auditorium. The panel provided students with an opportunity to hear from our Alumni and learn how a degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary can help your career and help you debate ideas, take seriously different points of view, and explore boundaries.
With registration for Spring classes just around the corner, the Economics Club hosted a graduate school information panel to discuss graduate study in economics and how best to plan ahead.
Professors Bob Archibald & David Feldman are doing a book signing for The Road Ahead For America's Colleges and Universities from 2-4pm on Saturday Oct. 21st at the William & Mary Bookstore.
William & Mary’s Schroeder Center for Health Policy was recently awarded a grant by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the lead federal agency charged with U.S. healthcare system quality and safety, to study the interrelationships between the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
At the annual Economic History meeting, John Parman's article “The National Rise in Residential Segregation" was awarded the Cole prize for best article in the Journal of Economic History.
Terra Alpha Investments advocates for companies to adopt environmentally smart practices.
The Diploma Ceremony for the class of 2017 was held in the front Wren Yard on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 1:30 PM. A glorious day of sunshine and warmth greeted faculty, some 130 economics grads, and their proud families.
W&M hosted a conference April 21-22 addressing the role higher education can play in increasing social mobility in America.
Robert B. Archibald, Chancellor Professor of Economics, retires after 41 years of service!
Peter Atwater, a William and Mary alum, will be teaching the course, Financial Economics, in the Spring. He is President of Financial Insyghts, LLC (http://www.financial-insyghts.com/).
The research, conducted by W&M Professor Jennifer Mellor and Molly Smith ’16, was born from W&M’s collaborative summer research program with EVMS.
Professor John Parman won the Larry Neal Prize for best article in Explorations in Economic History, and Professor Brian Beach won the Cole Prize for the best article in the Journal of Economic History.
Professor McHenry discusses the wage gap between black and white physicians
The department welcomes 7 new faculty members for the 2016-2017 academic year!
John Lopresti, Assistant Professor of Economics, has been awarded a Tang Fellowship in recognition of his research accomplishments.
We have just moved into a beautifully renovated Tyler Hall across the Sunken Garden. Government, Public Policy, and International Relations are here, too.
Local serial drama podcast features more than 30 performers with ties to W&M.