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Our programs

Economics Seminar Series: Fall 2021

Join us for a wonderful lineup of seminar speakers this semester. All seminars will be online through Zoom. Please contact Ioannis Kospentaris or Daniel Stephenson if you are interested in attending or with any questions.

Networking & Research

Student Economics Association: Socialize and network with your peers while gaining valuable insight into future career opportunities.

Experimental Laboratory for Economics and Business Research: Work with faculty to conduct computer-mediated experiments.

VCU Center for Economic Education: Provides K-12 students with the economic knowledge and financial skills needed to thrive in today’s economy.

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: Learn about local economic conditions and opportunities.

American Economic Association: See what issues economists nationwide are researching.

Richmond Association for Business Economics: Join local business leaders for lunch and a speaker. A great networking opportunity!

Real-Time Population Survey (RPS): Adam Blandin, Ph.D. assistant professor in the VCU School of Business and Alexander Bick, Ph.D., associate professor at Arizona State started the biweekly Real-Time Population Survey out of a desire to use their skills as economists to help policymakers, reporters, analysts and the public during the COVID-19  pandemic. Since launch, their research has been cited widely in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Forbes, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and has drawn attention from notable economists worldwide.

 

Contact us

Department of Economics
Snead Hall, Room B3153
(804) 828-1717
econ@vcu.edu

Leslie S. Stratton, Ph.D.
Department chair
Snead Hall, Room B3153
(804) 828-7141
lsstratt@vcu.edu

Faculty and staff

Richmond economist on why we're still experiencing a worker shortage and where things are going [View Image]

Richmond economist on why we're still experiencing a worker shortage and where things are going

Wednesday, October 13

“There are just a huge number of job openings, unprecedented,” said VCU Economics Professor Jeffrey Lacker.

How a VCU economist’s project provided essential data early in the pandemic [View Image]

How a VCU economist’s project provided essential data early in the pandemic

Monday, October 11

The Real-Time Population Survey, created by business professor Adam Blandin and Arizona State economist Alexander Bick, mirrors surveys from the Labor Department, but with a much faster turnaround.

Helping graduates land top Econ jobs with the Federal Reserve is a team effort [View Image]

Helping graduates land top Econ jobs with the Federal Reserve is a team effort

Monday, September 27

Three VCU Econ grads earned coveted positions within the Federal Reserve System

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