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.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.Loren Naldoza graduated in 2015 with a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant in Madrid, Spain. He wrote us from Spain to share how his post-grad life has been influenced by his degree in economics. Loren has been able to connect his diverse interests and goals to both his academic work and travel experience.
Past EventsSeptember 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!May 3, 2021Graduating seniors from the Economics Department are invited to join us next Monday to hear from Nadia Spira, a graduate of Lewis & Clark class of 2019, currently working as a human capital business analyst at Deloitte. In general Nadia’s job entails writing proposals, helping develop an internal digital adoption platform tool, and pro bono consulting work.Who’s Invited: Graduating seniorsWhen: Monday, May 3rd (next Monday) at 2:30pm PSTWhere: Join us on Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/97291379061Format: Nadia will begin with a short introduction and the rest of the time will be Q&A with Professor McCarthy facilitating.Nadia graduated from Lewis & Clark in 2019 with a major in Economics and a minor in Political Science. After graduating, Nadia joined Deloitte as a Human Capital Business Analyst working with State and Local agencies to help adopt technology solutions to public needs. She has worked on teams to develop client facing training materials to help transition state agencies to new technology systems and has also had responsibility in maintaining data to support training needs as well as analyzing customer support data to prioritize and triage issues. Nadia has an interest in the intersection of technology solutions and legislative mandates/agency policy, and how different policy approaches create different surveillance needs and risks and how government agencies can ethically and innovatively serve the public best.October 22, 2020US Congressman Earl Blumenauer, representative of Oregon’s 3rd District, will join the Lewis & Clark Community to discuss the past, current, and (potential) futures for US trade. Representative Blumenauer serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and chairs the Subcommittee on Trade. This is a non-partisan event that intends to inform students about trade policy making and its consequences, from the perspective of one elected official. All perspectives are welcome.