Winter 2022 Newsletter
Letter from the chair
The year since I last wrote to you as members of the Northwestern Economics community has indeed been an eventful one. Civil unrest, pandemic, and political turmoil have all been part of our daily lives. As I'm writing this, rioters have stormed the U.S. Capitol and are battling police in the building's rotunda. With all this going on around us, it might seem trivial to some for me to report on developments in our Department. But I disagree with that perspective -- I believe that our work has, if anything, taken on even greater urgency in the current context.
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We kicked off our 2021-2022 alumni programming with a virtual Conversations with the Department of Economics event, hosted by economics alumnus, Jamie Doyle ’92. Department Chair, Joseph Ferrie, shed light on the department's diversity initiatives, introduced our new faculty members, and discussed current research being conducted in the Department. Director of Undergraduate Studies, Mark Witte, provided updates on undergraduate education, and current economics student, Campbell Schafer '22, provided a spotlight on the undergraduate experience as a whole. For those unable to join us live, please enjoy the recording in the link below.