Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Jared Mercadante accepted as a Koch Fellow for 2017 Summer

The Roanoke College Economics Program is excited to announce that junior economics major Jared Mercadante has been accepted into the Koch Fellow Program (KFP) for the summer of 2017.

Per the webpage:
The Charles Koch Institute’s semester-long fellow program gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on paid policy experience while participating in focused professional education. In addition to hearing from leading policy experts each Tuesday, fellows come together in DC at the beginning and end of the program for professional development workshops and networking opportunities.
Through the program, fellows will find a full- or part-time internship with one of our partner organizations throughout the country. Roles are specifically geared toward a future career in policy and research analysis; however, we encourage applicants from all academic disciplines, as well as those with advanced degrees.
We are extremely proud and excited for Jared. If you see him on campus, tell him congrats.

You can read more about the program here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Roanomics Volume 6, Issue 2

The latest issue of Roanomics is here just in time for exams. Enjoy!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Reading Group - Read our story

The Roanoke College Economics Reading Group traveled to Washington DC last week. You can read our story on Storify below:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Economics Reading Group - The Road to Serfdom

This year the Economics Reading Group is reading F.A. Hayek's "Road to Serfdom." Students received copies of the book before the December break and we will meet to discuss the book on Thursday evening.

We will watch the first of a two part interview with Milton Friedman on the book during our discussion (while we eat pizza!) You can watch both parts of the interview below.

Next week we will travel to Washington DC to visit with scholars on the topic of economic freedom from the Mercatus Center, Heritage Foundation, and American Enterprise Institute.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Ted Ellis `15 suggestions for questions to ask in your next interview

Ted Ellis `15 is currently an intern at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. He recently published a piece titled "9 Rewarding Questions to Ask in an Interview." He has some great ideas for job applicants of all ages.

You can follow Ted on Linked In to read more of his publications.