Student Resources

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The economics department provides mentorship and academic support to help students achieve their goals.

Seeking academic support? Meet with your professor in office hours or visit the economics peer tutors on the ground floor of the Academic Commons.

Curious about awards and honors for economics students? See award descriptions below.

Professor Teaching and Research Areas Office Office Hours (Fall '20)
Bevin Ashenmiller

Environment, Recycling, Energy, and Climate Policy

Fowler 222


Lesley Chiou Industrial Organization, Information and Technology, and Arts & Media Markets  Fowler 221

On leave

Daron Djerdjian Trade, Political Economy, Development, and Austrian Economics Fowler 413


Jorgen Harris Labor and Economics of the Family Fowler 208


Andrew Jalil Macroeconomics, Economic History, Financial Crises, and the Great Depression Fowler 215  
Brandon Lehr Microeconomic Theory, Public Economics, and Behavioral Economics Fowler 217


Mary Lopez Labor, Immigration, Race, Gender, and Poverty Fowler 214  
Jesse Mora International Trade, Development, and Applied Microeconomics Fowler 216  
Diana Ngo Applied Microeconomics, Development, and Health Fowler 213


Daryl Ono Accounting and Corporate Finance Fowler 206  
Woody Studenmund Applied Econometrics and Managerial Economics Fowler 225  
Victoria Umanskaya Environmental & Resource Economics and International Trade Fowler 206


Kirsten Wandschneider European Monetary and Financial History, International Macroeconomics, Development of Financial Institutions and Markets Fowler 224

On leave

Kevin M. Williams Education, Applied Econometrics, Data Science, and Labor  Fowler 223 On leave
Jason Wong Urban Economics, Environmental Economics, Empirical Methods, and Transport and Energy Policy    


The economics department recognizes its majors with a number of awards each year:

  • Bennett W. Schwartz Award. This award is given to a graduating senior majoring in Economics who is deemed outstanding and best in his or her class by the department faculty.
  • Outstanding Junior Award. This award recognizes juniors who have distinguished themselves for outstanding academic achievement and potential. (Note: For the purpose of this award, "juniors" are students we expect to graduate in the academic year following the one when we consider them for the award.)
  • Jim Halstead Award. This award recognizes an Economics major (in any class) for outstanding contributions to helping others learn economics. The Department faculty selects the winner from a pool of candidates nominated by Oxy students who have taken classes in Economics.
  • Betty Tracy Award. This award is given to an Economics major (in any class) for outstanding service to the Department.
  • Best Honors Thesis. This award recognizes the honors thesis that the department faculty judge to be of the highest quality among those awarded College Honors.
  • College Honors. Seniors may receive College Honors through excellent performance throughout the major, including their performance on their senior comprehensives, and approval of the department. To be considered for admission to the Honors Program, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher both in Economics and overall by the end of their junior year.
  • Departmental Letter of Commendation. Seniors who do not receive College Honors will be considered for this recognition if they have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher both in Economics and overall.
  • "Pass with Distinction" on the Senior Comprehensives. Seniors will be considered for this recognition if they receive a grade of A- or above in their Senior Seminar or Senior Thesis (Economics 495 or 490).
  • Selection for membership in Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for Economics. Seniors will be eligible for selection if their academic standing is in the upper one-third of the class of graduating Economics majors.