Get Involved with the Economics Department
The department hosts a vibrant student body organized under three organizations: Economics Club, Women in Economics Club, and Omicron Delta Epsilon: Honorary Society in Economics. These club meets regularly to organize outside of the classroom, including field trips to conferences and investment challenge games. The Economics Department supports various events and activities throughout the academic school year to encourage students to develop in the field of economics while having fun.
The department sponsors ETA chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society in economics, established in 1975. The society recognizes students who demonstrate ability in the study of economics and it is dedicated to the encouragement of excellence in economics.
The department also sponsors the EMU Fed Challenge Team [PDF] who compete at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. This national competition provides hands-on experience to learn about monetary policymaking. The team competes against other college teams at the Chicago Fed with a team on three to five students who provide a 20 minute presentation on the current economic situation and the outlook for future economic activity. The Fed Challenge Fact Sheet [PDF] provides more details. Contact Dr. Crary if you are interested in being considered for a position on the team.
Southern Economic Association Meetings in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in November 2019: (L–R) Dr. James Saunorus, Ms. Nasiba Usmonova, and Dr. Mehmet Yaya
The department encourages and supports students to present research on-campus at the annual undergraduate symposium and/or graduate fair. In some cases, students accompany faculty to present research off campus at professional conferences, such as the Midwest Economics Association annual meeting or the Southern Economic Association annual meeting.
The department provides events outside of the classroom by hosting meet-and-greet events, workshops, and an annual student awards ceremony.