Past Events

September 8, 2021

Welcome Back Ice Cream Social | Economics Dept

After 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
Time: 2-3pm
Location: Olin Mezzanine (outdoor patio)

See you there!
May 3, 2021

Work as a human capital business analyst | Nadia Spira One Year After Lewis & Clark

Graduating 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 seniors
When: Monday, May 3rd (next Monday) at 2:30pm PST
Where: Join us on Zoom - https://zoom.us/j/97291379061
Format: 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.
Rep Earl Blumenauer
October 22, 2020

US Congressman Earl Blumenauer on Trade Policy

US 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.
September 22, 2020

OSPIRG Policy Fellow Virtual Info Session

Are you interested in protecting consumers and everyday citizens? How about a responsive, democratic government or social change? So is OSPIRG, a public interest nonprofit that advocates for common sense policy solutions to problems faced by every day people.
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April 23, 2020

Peace Corps: Office Hours for Lewis & Clark Students

Peace Corps service is the opportunity of a lifetime. Schedule time with a local recruiter who can answer your questions about what it’s like to live, learn, and work with a community overseas. 
This pi-day, March 14th, come get free pie and hear about the impact of hosting refugees on local populations!
March 14, 2019

“Benefit or beggar thy neighbor? The impacts of forced migration on hosts in North and East Africa.” by Jennifer Alix-Garcia

The most recent statistics show over 60 million people displaced by violence across the globe. 85% of these are hosted in low or very low income countries. What is the impact of hosting refugees on local populations? This talk will discuss the mechanisms by which refugee lives are intertwined with hosts, and show evidence of impacts from Darfur, Kenya, and Tanzania. The cases use a combination of satellite and household survey data to show that displaced populations can bestow substantial benefits on hosts by stimulating demand for local products, but that there may be negative effects for vulnerable groups.
Dr. David Autor is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Rese...
February 20, 2019

Annual Mattersdorff - Steinhardt Lecture: Work of the Past, Work of the Future

David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics at MIT, will present striking new evidence on the changing structure of work, wages, and demographics across cities, suburbs, and rural areas. His presentation will shed light on why Americans perceive a growing chasm of dynamism and opportunity between highly educated citizens living in thriving metropolitan areas and just about everyone else.
October 25, 2017

Economics Meet Your Major

Join the Economics department in a casual meet-and-greet to answer any questions you may have about the major, as well as take the opportunity to get to know one another!
March 9, 2017

Foreign Service: Career Track

Are you interested in foreign service? Have you dreamed about working with the State Department and diplomacy? Join Dorothy Ngutter from the State Department to talk about possible Career Tracks!
March 3, 2017

2017 Mattersdorff-Steinhardt Lecture

“Using Minimum Wages to Fight Inequality and Poverty”

David Neumark received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1987 and is Chancellor’s Professor of Economics at UC-Irvine where he directs the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute.
February 18, 2016

Steinhardt Lecture, “Unequal Chances or Unequal Abilities: What determines social mobility?”

The lecture is scheduled for Thursday February 18th, at 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers (Templeton Student Center). The lecturer is Dr. Gregory Clark a professor of Economics at UC Davis and a Research Associate at the Center for Poverty Research.
December 8, 2015

Senior Seminar Poster Session

Come hear senior econ majors share their research on topics ranging from fashion cycles to the value of snow!
December 3, 2015

Society of Economists: Poker Night

Get ready for the last SOE meeting of the semester! There will be real money and we will learn how to NOT count cards (*wink*).
November 19, 2015

Society of Economics: Game Theory

This week the club will be using real money to play game-theory games! Bonus: any cash you win you keep… 
November 5, 2015

Society of Economics: Happiness

Join the SOE this Thursday for a lively and impassioned discussion about happiness in econ and to play a game to try and fix a broken economy.
October 22, 2015

Society of Economists: Happiness

The Society of Economists holds meetings twice a month for engaged students to discuss the topics that most interest them! This is a chance for students to engage with their education outside of the classroom. Do not miss this meeting concerning the economics of happiness.
October 14, 2015

Meet Your Major: Economics

What does it mean to study economics in our modernized, industrialized world? How do we make sense of economic issues from macro to micro? How do we connect understanding the markets to our future careers? What kind of pizza economical to purchase for a large presentation? Come learn the answers to all these questions and more!
October 1, 2015

Society of Economists

The first meeting of the year, intended for collaboration and consideration of important topics in economics.
February 4, 2015

Society of Economists: Conversation about Happiness

The Society of Economists hold weekly meeting to “talk economics”, There is no required level or economics, all are welcome.
December 10, 2014

Society of Economists: Coffee & Conversation

The Society of Economists holds weekly morning meetings to “talk economics” over coffee and snacks.
December 3, 2014

Society of Economists: Coffee & Conversation

The Society of Economists holds weekly morning meetings to “talk economics” over coffee and snacks.
November 26, 2014

Society of Economists: Coffee & Conversation

The Society of Economists holds weekly morning meetings to “talk economics” over coffee and snacks.
November 19, 2014

Society of Economists: Coffee & Conversation

The Society of Economists holds weekly morning meetings to “talk economics” over coffee and snacks.
November 12, 2014

Society of Economists: Coffee & Conversation

The Society of Economists holds weekly morning meetings to “talk economics” over coffee and snacks.
November 11, 2014

Federal Open Market Committee Meeting Simulation

Representatives of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank will be at L&C to guide students through a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting simulation. 
November 5, 2014

Society of Economists: Coffee & Conversation

The Society of Economists holds weekly morning meetings to “talk economics” over coffee and snacks.

Every week, the club will send out an article that addresses a particular issue, and will discuss it in the scope of economics. There is no required level of economics, and no expectations. 
October 29, 2014

Society of Economists: Coffee & Conversation

The Society of Economists holds weekly morning meetings to “talk economics” over coffee and snacks.





Every week, the club will send out an article that addresses a particular issue, and will discuss it in the scope of economics. There is no required level of economics, and no expectations. 
October 27, 2014

How To Get A Job Saving The Planet: Sustainability Careers in NGO’s, Business and Government

Join Dr. Eban Goodstein, former LC economics professor, for a brown-bag lunch to discuss careers in sustainability and graduate school opportunities.
October 22, 2014

Meet Your Major (Economics)

Meet with faculty and students from the department to learn about what an Economics major means academically and professionally.
April 29, 2014

Aid to the “Enemy”: Linking Development and Peacebuilding on the Korean Peninsula

A presentation by Scholar in Residence, Pil Ho Kim
February 7, 2014

Research News & Brews, February 7th 2014

Research News & Brews, Friday, February 7th 2014
September 25, 2013

Overseas & Off-campus Programs Information Session

Join the Overseas & Off-campus Programs office in this information session to learn about programs that will be offered in 2014-2015 and the application process. The session will take place in Council Chambers.
September 5, 2013

Fulbright Grant Informational Meeting

If you have started your Fulbright application, or plan to apply, this meeting will answer all your questions. 
February 21, 2013

Annual Steinhardt Lecture

Annual Steinhardt Lecture: Dr. Randall Wray, Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Research Director at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability.
October 24, 2012

Political Economy Program Event

Political Economy Program Event
February 16, 2012

Annual Steinhardt Lecture

Guest lecturer:  Dean Baker, Co-Director of Center for Economic and Policy Research
October 27, 2011

Economics and Environmental Sciences Talk

Reconciling the Science and Economics of Climate Change by Eban Goodstein, Bard College
October 19, 2011

Meet Your Major

Unsure about your major? Come hear from departments and programs about why their major is the most exciting around!
 
October 10, 2011

Environmental Affairs Symposium - Building a City - Kickoff Workshop

Citisphere: the 14th Annual Symposium - Join us in building a city out of found objects and learn about challenges in urban planning.
February 18, 2010

Steinhardt Lecture

2010 Steinhardt Lecture