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Sarah Stafford
Four New Law Professors Bring Intellectual Diversity to Classroom and Community

After two successful hiring seasons, William & Mary Law School welcomed four new full-time professors to its ranks in 2010 and 2011. Sarah L. Stafford joined the law school as the Paul R. Verkuil Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Economics and Law, a joint appointment between the Law School and the Department of Economics.

Let's Move!

“Our students come here looking for opportunities to discover new things and to work closely with faculty and share ideas. The SHIP project helps give them that,” says Professor Mellor.

Professor Haulman to Retire in 2011

As a much-appreciated economics professor, successful advocate of curriculum reform, notable author, and community leader, there’s no question that Haulman has created an indelible legacy at the College.

Ragini Acharya '10

Recent William and Mary graduate Ragini Acharya was named the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Sean Tarter
Byler and Tarter

Daniel Byler '09, presents a paper with Prof. Sean Tarter

Merit Scholarship Recipients

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce the 2010-11 recipients of the Terry Glenn Memorial Scholarships and the Ross L. and Marian Y. Goble Scholarships

Econ 456
It was the last week of classes in the spring semester...

a time when many students try to reserve their energy for the grueling finals period ahead. But this day, the classroom was buzzingwith voices as Economics students, faculty, and staff exchanged thoughts and ideas about research.

David Finifter to Retire

Professor David Finifter has decided to take phased retirement, effective at the end of this academic year.

Thomas Jefferson Program
The Accelerated Master of Public Policy Degree Path

The Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy announces a new option whereby W&M undergraduates will be able to earn both a Bachelor's degree and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree in a total of five years of coursework.

New Faculty for Fall 2009

The Economics Department is happy to welcome Daifeng He (Washington University) and Peter McHenry (Yale University).

Romer ('81) to serve as key Obama advisor

Christina Romer ('81), who received her undergraduate degree in economics from the College of William and Mary, was named Nov. 24, 2008 as President-elect Obama's new director of the Council of Economic Advisers.

PLAID guys
PLAID receives nearly $2 million in funding

PLAID, an interdisciplinary program at the College of William and Mary, will receive nearly $2 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Rational Misbehavior

Ah, fixed lifetime annuities. They're the sure thing: A check every month until you die. No matter what the market is doing - bull, bear or pig in a tutu - you're going to get paid.