News and Events
- NEWSRamez Attia BA ’21 and Matthew Brown BA ’21 were named the winning team at the annual Invent Oregon Collegiate State Finals, earning $10,000, plus an additional $2,000 as People’s Choice winners. Their invention is a cost-effective and tech-savvy device programmed to stop drunk driving before it happens.
Assistant Professor of Economics Anna Miromanova’s research focuses on issues in international trade with emphasis on the effects of non-tariff trade barriers on aggregate and micro-level trade.L&C’s student-led Tiny House Club is building a sustainable dwelling for a Portland-area nonprofit.Aron Phillips BA ’07 shapes athletes’ stories with the latest digital media tools. Read more about Aron’s journey in the newest issue of The Chronicle.The Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project, Phase 2 (GAAP2) has recently awarded supplemental funding to support the project, “Food Security and Gender in Maasai Households: An Application of Pro-WEAI (Project Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index) to Northern Tanzania”.When Lewis & Clark undergrads choose to pay the voluntary student “green fee,” the money goes into a fund that allows the college to buy renewable energy certificates and promote sustainability. The Renewable Energy Fee Fund Committee, comprised of students, is responsible for choosing the energy certificates, and awarding grants for student projects, internships, and research.After spending the summer working with students and professors from around the country, three Lewis & Clark students return to campus with new skills and perspectives on how to use mathematics to create a solution to partisan gerrymandering. The six-week program is a collaboration of Tufts University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In the summer of 2017, Ary Hashim BA ’20 put Lewis & Clark’s Renewable Energy Fee Fund to work in a rural village in Malaysia. He returned to Malaysia this past summer to double the number of lights and solar panels, and expand to an additional village in the area. For him, environmental activism complements the degree he’s pursuing in economics.Associate Professor of Economics Moriah Bostian has been awarded a Fulbright Core Scholar Award for 2018-19.LC Alum Tamma Carleton ’09 is a current PhD candidate at UC Berkeley. She recently published a review of her research on climate change.Michigan State University BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action’s (NSF) grant for Moriah Bostian’s project, “Agri-Environmental Government-Farmer Tax Policies for Controlling Fertilizer Run-off Using a Evolutionary Bi-level Framework.”
Mattersdorff-Steinhardt Lecture 2016- Unequal Chances or Unequal Abilities: What determines social mobility?The lecturer was Dr. Gregory Clark a professor of Economics at UC Davis and a Research Associate at the Center for Poverty Research.Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Moriah Bostian received a grant from the Sylvia Lane Mentorship Fund of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).On December 8th 2015, economics majors presented their theses on topics ranging from fashion cycles to the value of snow!Yash Desai ’15 shares how his classroom experiences at Lewis & Clark helped him to obtain a position at a local firm. He explores how the values that he learned throughout his four years have allowed him to feel prepared in the the professional setting. Although his ‘assumptions of rationality’ can annoy his friends sometimes, Yash shares that he would not have achieved any of this without his economics degree.
Past EventsFebruary 21, 2023
The Mattersdorff-Steinhardt lecture is given every year by a distinguished scholar chosen by the economics department faculty.September 8, 2021After spending last year virtual, the Economics Department would like to invite you to kick start the new year with a celebratory in-person (covid conscious) event! This is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about the major and get to know the faculty!
RSVP online before 09/08 and come ready to enjoy ice cream with your favorite faculty and Econ friends.
Date: Wednesday, Sept 8
Location: Olin Mezzanine (outdoor patio)
See you there!