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Meryem Tekin receives Best 2nd Year Paper Graduate Student Award

and the recipient of the Bruce D. Smith Memorial Graduate Fellowship

Fri, Dec 7, 2007

Current UT Economics Graduate Student Meryem Tekin has received the Best 2nd Year Paper Award along with a Graduate Fellowship. Meryem is a native of Kayseri, Turkey. She received her BA in Economics from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her primary field of interest is International Trade. She focuses on both the aggregate and micro impacts of export and FDI. Her second year paper, for which she is rewarded with the Bruce D. Smith Memorial Graduate Fellowship, is about the effect of exporting on the productivity of firms.

A reception to be held in her honor.

Professor Emeritus James McKie dies

Economist had 70-year relationship with university

Thu, Nov 1, 2007

AUSTIN, Texas -Nov. 1, 2007- James W. McKie, professor emeritus of economics, died Oct. 30, following a long illness.

This year, daylight saving time will end on November 4, one week later than in 2006.


Wed, Oct 10, 2007

For a one week period, between October 28 and November 4, all computer clocks, mobile devices, and electronic calendars will be off by one hour unless you update your computer.


Fall Graduation Ceremony to be held in December

Application Deadline

Mon, Sep 24, 2007

National publications cite the university as one of education's best values

The 2008 editions of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report magazine and the Princeton Review's annual "The Best 366 Colleges" guide have again recognized the university as one of the best values in higher education.

Wed, Sep 19, 2007

This year's U.S. News and World Report magazine survey of undergraduate programs at colleges and universities again ranks the university among the nation's top national and public universities.

U.S. News ranks the university 40th in its "Great Schools, Great Prices" category. This ranking couples "a school's academic quality, as indicated by its U.S. News ranking, to the net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of financial aid."

The Princeton Review, a New York-based company known for its test preparation courses, education services and books, said the university "poses near-limitless options for undergrads willing to seek them out." The university was also noted as one of America's Best Value Colleges in a list of 165 colleges designated as best overall bargains based on cost and financial aid.
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The Kaplan/Newsweek "How to Get into College Guide" cites the univer

Irreversible Decisions under Uncertainty: Optimal Stopping Made Easy

A new monograph by: Svetlana Boyarchenko and Sergey Levendorskii

Mon, Sep 17, 2007

Duke/Northwestern/Texas IO Theory Conference

Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7, 2007

Fri, Sep 7, 2007

Sixth Annual Duke/Northwestern/Texas IO Theory Conference
held on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7
at Duke University, Durham, NC *

Conference and program information is available at the conference website

Please notify us by *September 15, 2007* at if you plan on attending, so that we may plan on the correct number of attendees. (We will be providing a conference lunch and dinner for all attendees on Saturday, October 6 .)

We very much hope to see you at the conference.

Ann Creech
Conference Coordinator
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Jason Abrevaya joins UT Economics

New Faculty Member 2007-2008

Wed, Sep 5, 2007

UT Economics welcomes Professor Jason Abrevaya.

Professor Abrevaya previously held positions at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management (2002-2007) and the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business (1996-2002), where he taught Ph.D. courses in econometrics and MBA courses in statistics and sports economics. His primary research interest is in the area of microeconometrics. He has also done applied research in the areas of labor economics, health economics, and sports economics. Professor Abrevaya has received research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and Empirical Economics.

Professor Abrevaya received a Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1996 and a B.A. in applied mathematics from Harvard University in 1992.

Professor Abrevaya is married with two (wonderful) children and enjoys cycling,

Summer Orientation for Freshman Students underway...

The Department of Economics Undergraduate Advising team is busy getting ready for the next class of Economics students!

Fri, Jun 1, 2007

Longhorns win more games when Bevo is on the field.

Economic Students Study Bevo's Score-Boosting Presence

Fri, Jun 1, 2007

Meet with an academic advisor early

Don't wait for the rush before registration to meet with your advisor

Fri, Jun 1, 2007

Academic advisors in the department are always ready to help you prepare for the next semester.

Limited Tech Services while UT Economics gets an upgrade

Project is making progress with very few inconveniences...

Fri, May 25, 2007

Please check for updates.

David Bolles,

Diehl Named Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Randy L. Diehl, a professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named dean of the university's College of Liberal Arts effective June 1.

Tue, Apr 24, 2007

Registration for Summer 2007 and Fall 2007 Courses

Consult the Course Schedule to learn more about Summer 2007 and Fall 2007 offerings

Tue, Apr 24, 2007

Registration at the University of Texas at Austin is a process that includes academic advising with a faculty or staff member, registering for classes on the World Wide Web, and paying a tuition and fee bill. Each semester, students enrolled at the University are able to register for the following semester. Students enrolling for the first time in a fall semester may attend an orientation session that offers the opportunity to register. Other new and readmitted students may register during the week before the semester begins essential registration information and instructions. The online course schedule is updated immediately as changes are made to the semester's course offerings and it indicates whether seats are available in each class.

Economics Graduate Students to volunteer at the Capitol Area Food Bank of Texas food drive

Austin Reggae Festival on Auditorium Shores

Thu, Apr 12, 2007

While many of us will be crunching numbers on our federal income taxes UT Econ Graduate Students and their Graduate Chair, P. Dean Corbae plan to volunteer at the Capitol Area Food Bank of Texas food drive at the Reggae Festival on Auditorium Shores. A day filled with the generosity of giving, music and fun. Over 25 volunteers for the department gave their time, food and money donation to the drive.

Professor Robert Lucas to present seminar

1995 Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics

Mon, Apr 9, 2007

Economics Commencement Ceremony Information

Arthur J. Rolnick, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to speak at Economics commencement ceremony

Wed, Apr 4, 2007

Arthur J. Rolnick is senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and an associate economist with the Federal Open Market Committee.

UT Economics' The "Big Daddy" Hall of Fame at the County Line

Courtesy of Professor Kim Ruhl

Tue, Apr 3, 2007

UT guest economists are being nationally recognized for something other than their scholarly achievement. A small but elite group of nationally known economists have gained admittance to the "Big Daddy" Hall of Fame. Admittance to the Hall of Fame requires the complete consumption of a full rack of barbequed beef ribs known as the "Big Daddy from the County Line Resturant.

Unless you have been to Texas, odds are that you have not seen a whole rack of beef ribs, as most of the U.S. thinks barbeque is made out of pork. Beef ribs are large: very large. Finishing the Big Daddy requires courage, stamina, and a lot of napkins. Finishing the side dishes that accompany the Big Daddy is not required, but is considered good form.

For more information contact: Professor Kim Ruhl at

Daylight Savings Time Affects Work Habits, Economy

Economics faculty member Daniel S. Hamermesh examines the impact of time-change

Thu, Mar 8, 2007

People adjust their daily routines to accommodate different time zones and changes in daylight-saving time, new research from The University of Texas at Austin shows.

Supplement Instruction Review Sessions

Review Sessions are available for ECO 304K and 304L

Tue, Jan 30, 2007