News and Events



  • Dr. Mark Wilson on “Financialization and U.S. industrial history in the 20th century” . - On Wednesday April 14, 2021, the Economics and Society Speaker Series at URI welcomed Dr. Mark Wilson from UNC Charlotte for a talk on “Financialization and U.S. industrial history in the 20th century”. The full presentation can be found here.
  • Introduction to R Workshop - The URI Economics Student Association organized a workshop on the widely used software R. The introduction to R was presented by Harrison Dekker,MLIS in the library (LL11B) on February 24,2020 from 2:30pm to 4pm. R is a free, open source software that is used by many economists for data analysis. This workshop introduced students to […]
  • Dr. Eichacker on “How the Troika Runs Europe” - Dr. Eichacker is featured by the Institute for New Economic Thinking in a video on “How The Troika Runs Europe”. See Dr. Eichacker explain how the European “troika” enforces austerity at the expense of ordinary people in the video at the link below. Institute for New Economic Thinking Video
  • Paige Carmichael Featured in A&S Profile - Paige Carmichael, a rising Senior majoring in Economics was recently featured in the College of Arts and Sciences student profiles' page. Paige was highlighted for her academic prowess and other achievements, including being a two-time Arts and Sciences Research Fellow. Read Paige's story on the A&S page. 
  • It’s Not Easy to Talk in Public When Most Are Not Listening! - The Economics Department will be hosting a special presentation on public speaking at 12 pm March 20th in Kirk Hall Auditorium. The speaker is Professor Robert E. Burns of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at URI.
  • Economics Internship Seminar and Panel - Next Thursday, February 21st, at 5 pm in Chafee 801, the Economics Student Association will be hosting what promises to be a VERY useful workshop on internships!
  • Seniors Present Research Projects - Last Wednesday, both sections of ECN 445, our senior research seminar, presented their capstone projects. One section, taught by Professor Christopher Briggs, focused on monetary policy and the role of the Federal Reserve.
  • Students Create Films on the Economics of Race and Gender - Since Professor Smita Ramnarain began teaching ECN 386, Economics of Race, Class and Gender, in the Spring of 2018, she has asked students to create short films relaying themes and topics that they've learnt in the class. At the end of the semester, economics students and faculty gather to screen the films and declare the winning team.
  • Students Create Economics Inspired Games - As part of their final project, one section of ECN 327, Intermediate Macroeconomics, students were asked to create or adapt games that represent key features of the economy. Students made adaptations of card games, computer games and even classics such as the game of life.
  • Economics Department Hosts Film Series - This semester, the Economics Department is screening a series of movies with themes related to Economics. Films are open to both students and faculty. All films will be screened in Chafee 275 at 6:00pm.