Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MAROONS IN ACTION: January 31: Defining the research question

MAROONS IN ACTION: January 31: Defining the research question: Today Chris, Sara, and I worked on defining our research questions. To begin, we used a worksheet ( Research Toolkit: Define Topic ) made p...

Economics Club at Roanoke College

Monday, January 30, 2012

Kassens' comments included in national publication

Dr. Kassens' comments were included in a report on job creation and governors released today by Stateline.org.

The internet daily is covering the State of the State speeches made by Governors across the country.  Kassens was questioned about the recent State of the Commonwealth speech.

Read the report here http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=628000

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sara Caudle on the RC News Blog

Read about Sara Caudle's research project and her plans for presenting and publishing.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MAROONS IN ACTION: Day One of the Spring 2012 URE

MAROONS IN ACTION: Day One of the Spring 2012 URE: We began our 2012 URE on January 24 in West 115. The focus of this meeting was introducing students to the Mentor Demonstration Model and e...

Monday, January 23, 2012

MAROONS IN ACTION: Spring 2012 Research Group

MAROONS IN ACTION: Spring 2012 Research Group: Four undergraduates are working with Dr. Kassens in an undergraduate research experience (Sara Caudle, Peter Holden, Chris Kwaramba, and Max...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Economists are poets too! Part two

Dr. Darshak Patel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, had his students write some poems in the final weeks of fall classes as a stress reliever.  This is the second part to the two part series.  Enjoy!

Supply and demand will always have curves
Factors will shift the two and get on some nerves
Whether elastic or not
It can still be hard to plot
Monopolies will reign
Even when the economy is going down the drain
-Gil Long

What I want is in high demand
It is something that I really can't stand
The price of the good is way too high
It is something that I cannot buy
But will the benefits outweigh the costs?
Someone help me I am lost
Adam Smith what do you think?
Will you help me work out this kink?
Adam tells me incentives matter
Should I climb this financial ladder?
The good is really important
I think I should go for it
I decide to buy the product
I figured I shouldn't doubt it
I am happy with my purchase
I don't know why I was nervous!
-Amanda Stewart

When price is less than average variable cost
Your company is lost
Don't worry about it, don't wear a frown
Its in your best interest to just shut down

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sara Caudle `12 accepted to present at NCUR

The Economics Program is very pleased to announce that Sara Caudle `12 was selected to present her paper from econometrics at the 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

Sara's paper, "Beer, Pizza, and Cigarettes: Is student behavior hazardous to GPA?", was chosen from more than 3,500 submissions.  She will present her work to other students, faculty, and staff from all over the world. The 2012 conference is hosted by Weber State University in Ogden, Utah March 29-31 http://www.weber.edu/ncur2012/

Sara is one of the top students in the Economics Program.  She is a double Economics and Business Major.  Last year she earned honors in the business major and this semester will tackle Honors in the Major for Economics.  Sara is the student editor for Roanomics, the Economics Program newsletter.

If you see Sara on campus give her a big high-five and wish her luck.  She will make Roanoke College proud at NCUR!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dr. Kassens and Dr. Ellerbrock (Virginia Tech) give their opinions about the 2012 economy

Dr. Kassens and Dr. Ellerbrock (Virginia Tech) comment on the 2012 economy in the 1/1/2012 Roanoke Times Horizon section (p. 5).


Check out their comments and join the live chat from 12:00-12:30 on January 3 via the Roanoke Times webpage.  

The reminder and location for the live chat can be found here: