Upcoming Events

    Fall Quarter, 2019

  • September 6, 2019

  • Incoming ECON Ph.D. Department Orientation

    Friday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Engineering 2, room 499.

  • September 12-13, 2019

  • 13th Annual All-California Labor Economics Conference at UC Santa Cruz

    The All-California Labor Economics Conference (ACLEC) brings together labor economists from thoughout California annually to present recent research. Prior conferences have been hosted by USC, Stanford, UCSD, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, RAND, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. This year’s conference will be hosted by UC Santa Cruz and the Institute for Social Transformation on Thursday, September 12th and Friday, September 13th. Laura Giuliano (lgiulian@ucsc.edu) and Robert Fairlie (rfairlie@ucsc.edu) are co-organizing.

  • September 24, 2019

  • M.S. APEF Department Orientation

    Tuesday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Engineering 2, 499.

  • September 24, 2019

  • Undergraduate Economics Department Welcome / Orientation

    This orientation is extremely beneficial for all newly admitted frosh, transfers and international students. All students who are interested in our economics majors should attend.

    Frosh - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Media Theater M110.

    Transfer - 11:00 - 1:00 p.m., Media Theater M110.

  • September 25, 2019

  • International Graduate Student Orientation - Hosted by ISSS

    New graduate students are required to attend an orientation with ISSS and Title IX Training on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

    8:00 a.m. -12:00 noon, International Orientation, Classroom Unit 2
    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Title IX (International Students), Classroom Unit 2
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Title IX (Domestic Students), Humanities Lecture Hall
    12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m., Mandatory UAW 2865 Teaching Assistants Union Presentation, Humanities Lecture Hall
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Resource Fair, Luncheon and Social, Quarry Amphitheater

  • September 27, 2019

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    Economics Welcome Back Social

    Friday, September 26 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Engineering 2, 4th floor lobby.

    This meet and greet event is open to the Economics Department graduate students, faculty and staff.

  • October 2, 2019

  • Meet the Firms -- Hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Career Center

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m., in the College 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room

    Are you a business management economics or economics student looking to work for an accounting firm as an audit or tax associate? This is your chance to meet HERE ON CAMPUS with representatives from accounting firms and government entities to find out about career opportunities.

    On the day of the event remember to:
    1. Dress professionally
    2. Bring your student ID (Alumni need Career Center Access Card)
    3. Bring multiple copies of your resume
    4. Be ready to discuss full-time jobs and internships (research companies that interest you)

  • October 6, 2019

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    Economics Annual Picnic & Softball Game

    The Economics Annual Picnic and Softball Game will be held at Grant Street Park in Santa Cruz.

    Limited to the Economics Department faculty, staff, and graduate students.

    RSVPs are required.

  • October 21, 2019

  • Graduate & Professional School Fair -- Hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Career Center

    Mon, October 21, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Planning to continue your education after UCSC? Come talk to representatives from Graduate and Professional School programs throughout the United States and abroad. At the Graduate & Professional Schools Fair, you can get more information about graduate admissions, individual programs and specific schools you are interested in.

    Representatives from Graduate and Professional School programs throughout the United States will be present to answer questions and provide information regarding graduate admissions, individual programs and their school. These career fairs have been designed for currently enrolled UCSC students.

    On the day of the event remember to:

    1. Dress professionally
    2. Bring your student ID (Alumni need Career Center Access Card)
    3. Bring multiple copies of your resume
    4. Be ready to discuss schools and programs (research programs that interest you)

    Schools Scheduled to Attend:
    • Law Schools
    • Business Schools
    • Science and Engineering Schools
    • Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, and Art Schools
    • Health Sciences School
    • Multidisciplinary Schools

  • October 22, 2019

  • Lunch & Fall Quarterly Economics Faculty & Undergraduate Colloquium

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Engineering 2, room 499.  

    Join us for lunch and a presentation from Scott Anderson, Accounting Lecturer, CPA and partner at Sensiba San Filippo LLP. The title of Scott’s presentation is, “Corporate Sustainability Reporting.” Only three of the top 10 companies in the world were on the same list ten years ago. Over this same period of time, corporate sustainability reporting has evolved and become a priority for institutional investors. As a result, over 90% of the worlds largest 250 corporations report to the public on the status of their sustainability efforts in accordance with an established framework despite being under no obligation to do so. Is sustainability reporting in the future for all businesses?

    This free event is open to economics undergraduate declared and proposed majors and economics faculty and staff. Lunch and beverages will be provided for those who favorably RSVP and attend the event.

  • October 30, 2019

  • Fall Job & Internship Fair -- Hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Career Center

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., TBD

    Network with a variety of companies hiring for full-time positions and internships! From science and technology, to nonprofits and local organizations, the Fall Job & Internship Fair has something for everyone whether it's a summer gig, an internship, gap year program, or a post-graduation career. Employers are looking to meet qualified UC Santa Cruz students from a variety of majors with job skills and knowledge developed in rigorous academic majors.  

    On the day of the event remember to:
    1. Dress professionally
    2. Bring your student ID
    3. Bring multiple copies of your resume
    4. Be ready to discuss full-time jobs and internships (research companies that interest you)

  • November 7, 2019

  • CAFIN Seminar: Vojislav "Max" Maksimovic, University of Maryland

    Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Engineering 2, Room 499

    "The Rise of Star Firms: Intangible Capital and Competition"

    There is a divergence in the returns of top-performing firms and the rest of the economy, especially in industries that rely on a skilled labor force, raising concerns of their market power. We show that the divergence is explained by the mismeasurement of intangible capital. In fact, star firms produce more per dollar of invested capital, have higher growth, innovation, and productivity and are not differentially affected by exogenous competitive shocks than other firms. Their pricing power supports their high intangible capital investment. Some exceptional firms may pose concerns due to their potential to foreclose competition in the future.

    Vojislav "Max" Maksimovic is the William A. Longbrake Chair in Finance & Professor of Finance at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. His recent research focuses on how a firm's organizational structure affects the flow of resources across its divisions. He has also worked on how competition in high technology industries determines the timing of initial public offerings. Maksimovic is interested in international finance, specifically in how a country's legal and institutional environment influences the financing and investment by firms. Maksimovic's research has been published in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is an associate editor of Journal of Financial Intermediations and a past member of the board of directors of the Western Finance Association.

  • November 8, 2019

  • Navigating the "I need experience to get experience" Question


    Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Engineering 2, Room 499

    Lunchtime chat + limited office hours with speaker. 

    We've all been there. Searching for ways to get your foot in the door. Finding the perfect job description, only to realize the employer wants three more years of experience than you have. Rinse and repeat. Here's the question: How do you get experience to GET the experience? How do you navigate this question as you approach graduation and beyond? Join Savannah McLean, Stitch Fix Recruiting Coordinator and UCSC Economics alumna, as we tackle this age-old riddle.

    This event is open to economics declared and proposed majors and M.S. APEF students, and will feature a presentation by Savannah McLean followed by limited one-on-one office hours with her from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (separate RSVP to come). Lunch will be provided with favorable RSVP and attendance of event. 

    RSVP is required by Wednesday, October 30th. Click here to RSVP

    Questions? Contact Professional Development Coordinator Jasmine Graze via email at jgraze@ucsc.edu

  • November 19, 2019

  • M.S. Applied Economics and Finance Information Session

    Interested in careers in business, international and domestic banking, consulting firms, government, and nonprofit organizations? Thinking about grad school options? Come enjoy some light refreshments and learn about the Economic Department's one-year master's program!

    The info session will be held on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 from 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. in Engineering 2, room 499. All undergraduate students are welcome!

    Please favorably RSVP by Friday, November 15 at 5pm. Light refreshments will be provided to those who favorably RSVP and attend the info session.

    RSVP online here