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Sustainable Communities Partnership

The Economics Department’s Annual Data Competition (or DataCom) is an opportunity for students work in teams to conduct original research using real world data.  The Economics Student Research Committee members Adam Check, Matt Kim, Deborah Rho, and Luz Saavedra worked with the Sustainable Communities Partnership to collaborate with Metro Transit to share multiple years of transit ridership data for a dozen students across five teams to analyze. 

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Sarah Pranadjaja

Dr. Tyler Schipper, Dr. Adam Check and Dr. Luz Saavedra, Economics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, presented their research at the Midwest Economics Association’s Annual Meeting. The Economics Department also sent a team of students to the Midwestern Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC). 

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Jordan Osterman '11

The Economics Department has been highly involved in the Sustainable Communities Partnership (SCP) program that integrates sustainability projects into existing St. Thomas courses. Economics students in ECON 332 (Industrial Organization- Dr. Michael Walrath), ECON 337 (Economics of Public Sector – Dr. Matthew Kim) and ECON 401 (Managerial Economics – Dr. Monica Hartmann) participated in SCP projects for the city of Delano, Elk River, and PLACE (a nonprofit firm that creates affordable living communities). 

Senior economics major, Kevin Van Lieshout, incorporated sustainability into his economic research, research supervised by Dr. Tyler Schipper. His research has influenced him to pursue a master’s degree in applied economics with an emphasis in environmental economics or resource economics.


 

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Jordan Osterman '11

The College of Arts and Sciences sent undergraduate students to the MinneMUDAC​ data analytics competition where students used medical and pharmacy claims data to provide insights for a large employer.

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Sustainable Communities Partnership

Jordan Osterman '11

SCP is a program within the Office of Sustainability Initiatives that develops partnerships with cities and government entities to integrate city-identified sustainability projects into existing St. Thomas courses across disciplines.

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Dr. Monica Hartmann, Economics Department Chair

Read about the Economics Department Chair, Dr. Hartmann, and students' experiences while living and studing in Rome for the CORE semester in Fall of 2016.

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Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A.

Professional notes on the Economics Department's first annual data competition, DataCom 2017. See a list of winners and participants. 

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Drs. Matthew Kim and Monica Hartmann, Department of Economics, have earned the 2017 Curricular Innovation in Sustainability Award for their collaboration developing and implementing a sustainability theme in Economics of the Public Sector (ECON337) and Managerial Decision Making (ECON401) courses, respectively. 

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St. Thomas Newsroom

A recently released report, “Wake Up Call! Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do,” cites research about the sleep habits of college students that was conducted by University of St. Thomas professors Roxanne Prichard and Monica Hartmann.

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Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A.

Behind the scenes of Tommie Football, four of the team’s players have combined their expertise in entrepreneurship, finance, economics and engineering to form their own “special team” and compete for an award off the field.

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Dr. Richard Plumb, Executive Vice President and Provost

Michael Walrath, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences has been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor, effective Sept. 1, 2016. 

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Dr. Monica Hartmann, Economics Department, will lead the first iteration of the program in fall 2016 and teach ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics.

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Economics Student, Anna Kate Nolan.

Jordan Osterman '11

St. Thomas junior Anna Nolan will be the sole college student in a delegation joining Gov. Mark Dayton on a mission to Mexico in August to promote economic ties.

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Monica Hartmann and J. Roxanne Prichard

Monica Hartmann, professor of economics, and J. Roxanne Prichard, associate professor of psychology, explain their research on college students' sleep habits and their effects on academic performance.

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St. Thomas Newsroom

Our experts weigh in on sleep deprivation, stadiums and drug clemency in this week’s headlines.

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Dr. Kim

Matthew Kim

Unintended consequences arise because we live in an interconnected and complex world, according to economics professor Matthew Kim.

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Kate Metzger

Mike Gapinski '14 returned to school in his 50s as a way to cope with his bipolar disorder. He will graduate this weekend with a degree in economics.

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Feed My Starving Children CEO

Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A.

Feed My Starving Children's CEO Mark Crea '78, former UST Business and Economics Major, is fueled by faith.

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Dr. Susan Huber, Executive vice president and chief academic officer

Dr. Matthew Kim, Department of Economics, has been granted tenure with a promotion to associate professor. 

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Economics student, Tyler Peterson.

Tom Couillard '75

Sometimes research leads to startling discoveries and sometimes research leads nowhere … but sometimes research leads to a position in the nation's capital.

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