Department of Economics

Senior Sam Ressin standing in front of an array of solar panels, with a glowing object in his hands.

Green Fund Supports More Than Just Sustainable Student Initiatives

The student-led Pitt Green Fund helped launch the campus thrift store and bicycle co-op, but its board also tackles efforts related to equity and social justice.
Lauren Ban talking with a panelist in a dark jacket

Redistricting and Electoral Reform Draw Attention

In Pennsylvania, efforts are underway to redraw electoral maps, but it’s a complicated process—and one that that other states are watching closely. A group called Draw the Lines PA invited students like Pitt’s Lauren Ban to offer their solutions.
Meital Rosenberg

Young Researcher Earns First-author Credit for Study on Equitable Energy Access

With support from an Honors College alumnus and political science professor, Meital Rosenberg (A&S ’17) recently earned first-author credit in Nature Sustainability for her undergraduate research on gender dynamics and electricity access in India.
Kami Beckford and Adam Nie

Shaping the Future of Pitt

Workshops through January and February and an online survey are underway for everyone to provide input on the next Plan for Pitt. Read why students and others are seizing the opportunity to have their voices heard in mapping the University’s next five years.
Andrea La Nauze

People Look to Their Neighbors on Climate Change Opinions, Study Finds

For every 1,000 solar panels installed in Australian neighborhoods, seven percent of the neighbors will switch from skepticism to belief in climate change, a recent study by Assistant Professor of Economics Andrea La Nauze found.
Barry Mitnick

Business Professor Wins Aspen Institute ‘Ideas Worth Teaching Award’

Barry Mitnick’s undergraduate honors business history course, Market Manipulations: Crises, Bubbles, Robber Barons and Corporate Saints, has been recognized with the Aspen Institute’s 2019 Ideas Worth Teaching Award—one of only 10 courses worldwide to be selected.
a woman in a colorful top smiling

Campus Mentors, Advisers Share Strategies to Address Changing Student Needs

More than 200 faculty, staff and students recently gathered to share ideas for fostering deeper mentoring and advising relationships and using technology to better serve students at Pitt.