News and Events
Students Win Big at the Invent Oregon Collegiate CompetitionRamez 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.
Tiny House Emerges From Big VisionL&C’s student-led Tiny House Club is building a sustainable dwelling for a Portland-area nonprofit.
A Storyteller at the Top of His GameAron 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.
Food Security and Gender in Northern TanzaniaThe 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”.
Students Power the College’s Larger Sustainability EffortsWhen 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.
Students Return from Collaborative Project to Combat GerrymanderingAfter 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.
Student Expands Project to Bring Solar Energy to Malaysian Villages
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.
Dr. Bostian’s Second Fulbright Award Advances Swedish CollaborationAssociate Professor of Economics Moriah Bostian has been awarded a Fulbright Core Scholar Award for 2018-19.
Tamma CarletonLC Alum Tamma Carleton ’09 is a current PhD candidate at UC Berkeley. She recently published a review of her research on climate change.
Tax Policies for Controlling Fertilizer Run-offMichigan 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.
Conservation Practices for Agricultural ProductionAssistant Professor of Economics Dr. Moriah Bostian received a grant from the Sylvia Lane Mentorship Fund of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).
Fall 2015 Econ Poster SessionOn December 8th 2015, economics majors presented their theses on topics ranging from fashion cycles to the value of snow!
Yash DesaiYash 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 NaldozaLoren 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 EventsMarch 8, 2023
ENVX Symposium planning meeting
Planning for the 2023 Environment Across Boundaries (ENVX) Symposium is underway! All students, all majors and years, are invited to join us in planning, designing, and/or volunteering in the upcoming (Fall 2023) ENVX Symposium.February 21, 2023
Annual Mattersdorff-Steinhardt Lecture
The Mattersdorff-Steinhardt lecture is given every year by a distinguished scholar chosen by the economics department faculty.September 8, 2021
Welcome Back Ice Cream Social | Economics DeptAfter 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!
Economics is located in John R. Howard Hall on the Undergraduate Campus.
Chair Moriah Bostian
Lewis & Clark
615 S. Palatine Hill Road MSC 40
Portland OR 97219