Economics

Kent Hall 231
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Economics is the study of the process through which individuals and societies solve a particular human problem. It is the discussion of, and research into, how to ensure that limited resources are put to their most efficient use.

September 11, 2019
Associate Professors Emek Köse (math) and Amy Henderson (economics) together published a chapter in a volume titled “Mathematics for Social Justice: Resources for the College Classroom.”

Edited by Gizem Karaali and Lily S. Khadjavi, this volume “aims to support college instructors who wish to… Find Out More
September 10, 2019
In August, alumna Katelynne Cowart ’15 became the executive director of Community School Collaborative, a nonprofit located in Livingston, Montana.  

 

According to their website, the mission of Community School Collaborative is to enrich students’ educational experience and social development by… Find Out More
May 24, 2019
Amy Henderson, associate professor of economics, and Emek Köse, associate professor of mathematics, recently published “The Role of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences in Extending Transformative Learning to All Students,” in the Journal of Transformative Learning.

Using case studies… Find Out More
April 11, 2019
Linden McBride, assistant professor of economics, has published the policy article, "The Puzzling Persistence of Rural Poverty," in Policy in Focus, a regular publication of the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth. It was written in collaboration with Esteban Quiñones, University of… Find Out More
December 3, 2018
Economist and Professor of the College Don Stabile recently had a book published titled “Macroeconomic Policy and a Living Wage: The Employment Act as Redistributive Economics, 1944–1969" (Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2018).

 

The book offers a new interpretation of the Employment Act of 1946.… Find Out More
November 1, 2018
Professor of Economics and Landers Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts Asif Dowla’s article “Climate Change and Microfinance” published in Business Strategy and Development, was one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers among articles published between July 2016 and June 2018. In fact… Find Out More
August 13, 2018
Assistant Professor of Economics Amanda Deerfield has published research examining the effects of cooperative learning on exam grades earned in Principles of Macroeconomics. Her findings suggest that economics students who participated in cooperative learning activities earned higher grades on… Find Out More
August 8, 2018
Asif Dowla, professor of economics and Landers Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts, had a review of the book, “Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste” (HarperCollins, 2017) by Diane Coffey and Dean Spears, published in South Asia @LSE blog hosted by the London… Find Out More
June 27, 2018
St. Mary’s College of Maryland has been named among the Best Colleges for Economics Degree Programs by Schools.com. To determine this ranking, Schools.com gathered data profiles on more than 400 institutions across the country and ran them through a multi-point methodology. Based on the criteria,… Find Out More
May 18, 2018
Amanda Deerfield, assistant professor of economics, and Sriparna Ghosh, visiting professor of economics, presented research at the Association of Private Enterprise Education in Las Vegas, Nevada, in April.  Deerfield’s research in “Examining the Relationship Between Economic Freedom and… Find Out More