Economics Annual Consortium of Hispanic Serving Economics Departments was a Success | College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
November 1, 2022

Economics Annual Consortium of Hispanic Serving Economics Departments was a Success

During the first week of October, the University of North Texas College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Department of Economics hosted its 2nd annual meeting of the Consortium of Hispanic Serving Economics Departments in Denton, Texas.

The on-campus event is held annually each fall and gives the Department of Economics an opportunity to provide sessions on a broad range of economic topics - bringing together established and emerging scholars to present leading-edge economic research, educate, collaborate, and recruit.

In total, seven professors and 15 undergraduates joined UNT faculty and students for the two-day conference (Oct. 7-8). The attendees represented economics departments from three public and three private Texas universities, and for the first time, undergrad student Jose Chaman from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas presented.

The purpose of the conference is to attract outstanding undergraduate students to a career in Economics. Undergraduate students that experienced an Economic Conference are able to observe the variety of issues economists research.

Professor David Drukker from Sam Houston University did a presentation on STATA, where he worked for many years. Dr. Drukker provided an interesting overview of the statistical package and how it works and can be of service when conducting economic research.

CLASS professor, Dr. Janice Hauge gave insight on how to apply to graduate school with particular emphasis on the Economics program at UNT.

The annual meeting is sponsored by the Department of Economics and HSI Economic Departments.

To learn more about the Department of Economics, visit here.