Economics Archives


May 11, 2023 9:45 am

Renewable Energy in Maine and New England

Students in the short-term course Renewable Energy in Maine and New England, taught by Professor T.J. Rakitan, visited the college’s…


April 20, 2023 8:15 pm

Last-class Celebration for the Retirement of Professor Lynne Lewis from Bates

Students celebrate the retirement of Dr. Lynne Y. Lewis, the Elmer W. Campbell Professor of Economics, in her last class…


December 13, 2022 10:32 pm

Celebrating economics thesis writers!

Fall thesis writers gathered this Monday to present and celebrate their thesis research in economics. Out of the 36 thesis…


October 26, 2022 5:21 pm

Experience of the pandemic shifts attitudes toward the function of the government and market

Professor Sandra Goff’s paper “Support for Bigger Government: The Principle-Implementation Gap and COVID-19” with John Ifcher, Homa Zarghamee, Alex Reents, and Patrick…


September 30, 2022 10:03 pm

Four new faculty members join the Bates economics department

Dr. Sam Bird, Dr. Sandra Goff, Dr. Amanda Lindsay, and Dr. Austin Smith joined the faculty in the economics department…


September 19, 2022 9:09 pm

Professor of Economics Daniel Riera-Crichton delivered the Convocation address

Professor Riera-Crichton quoted his favorite poet from his homeland of Spain, Antonio Machado: “Caminante, son tus huellas el camino y nada…


August 24, 2022 10:25 pm

Yanying (Sophie) Sheng (class of 2016) publishes research on racial animus during the COVID pandemic

Yanying (Sophie) Sheng (class of 2016) and her coauthor, Running Lu, published a new paper “How Racial Animus Forms and…


June 9, 2022 4:15 pm

Last-class Takeover in Professor Michael Murray’s Econometrics Class

After serving 35 years at Bates College as the Charles Franklin Phillips Professor of Economics, Professor Michael Murray will retire…


June 9, 2022 4:12 pm

2022 Economics Student Awards and Announcements

The annual Department Awards as decided by the Economics faculty. Congratulations to the following students:  Chances Prize, awarded to a…