Photo Gallery: Economists in Action


Senior Seminar Group

Two graduating seniors, Kelsey Duarte and Julie Ho, enjoying the conversation over an Indian dinner at Professor Natarajan's house.

“People Choice Award”—Econ seniors vote to award the top 3 presentations for uniqueness of topic, creatively organized, students who pleasantly surprised the class with their topic and presentation skills.  2015 People’s  choice award went to Joe O’Connor (not in picture), Jeremy Plante and Peter McKenna with Professor Natarajan. 

Dr. Peter von Allmen, Chair, Department of Economics, Skidmore College, speaking to the Saint Michael's community about: Salary Determination in the Presence of Fixed Revenues in the NBA

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Students and faculty listening to Professor Peter von Allmen speak about sports and economics on April 10, 2015 at Saint Michael's College


Professor Peter von Allmen presenting Brianna Healy with her induction certificate for the Economics Honor Society


Omicron Delta Epsilon dinner attendees, Professor Reza Ramazzani, Michael Sweet, August Koch, Nate Hodge, Professor Patrick Walsh, and Sarah Healey

ODE Group

After the induction ceremony for Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honors Society in Economics. From left to right: Nathan Hodge, Professor Patrick Walsh, August Koch, Micheal Sweet, Sarah Healey, Louise Gibbs, Professor Tara Natarajan, Brianna Healy, Micheal McNally, Amelia Seman, Professor Reza Ramazani, Professor Peter von Allmen, Professor Herb Kessel (missing from the photo of newly inducted ODE students are Meagan Beattie and Benjamin Rosbrook) 


A packed audience of students and faculty listen to Dr. Laura Beaudin, Professor of Economics at Bryant University, speak about Understanding the Impact of Changing Weather Patterns on the New England Ski Industry

A lecture sponsored by the Economics Department:  Dr. Laura Beaudin, Professor of Economics at Bryant University presented Understanding the Impact of Changing Weather Patterns on the New England Ski Industry on Friday, February 20, 2015 in the Pomerleau Alumni Center

On Thursday, November 6 three Economic majors, Sean Morrissey, Ben Rosbrook and Amanda Battista presented their Saint Michael's College funded summer research projects to students and faculty at a public forum held in the Farrell Room. Pictured above is Amanda Battista who shared her findings from her study, How has Foreign Direct Investment Affected Human Development within Emerging Markets?​ Ben Rosbrook's study was entitled, Determining the Impact of Private Prison Contracts on the Length of Incarceration Sentences in the United States, while Sean Morrissey presented, Manufacturing: An Economic Profile of Vermont

A student luncheon on September 26, 2014 with Dr. Jose Blanco, class of 1979, and current partner in CVF Capital Partners. Sitting next to Dr. Blanco is Patrick Stap and Amanda Battista. Dr. Blanco was inducted into the College's Academic Hall of Fame in the afternoon.

2014 ode event

From left to right. First row: Professor Sara Solnick, guest speaker, Professor Tara Natarajan, Louise Gibbs, Courtney Beddell, Kelsey Duarte, Professor Herb Kessel, Tim Dennis. Second row: Christopher George, Dean Jeff Trumbower, Miranda LaRocque, Tiffany Ponto, Katelyn Heath, Professor Reza Ramazani, Professor Patrick Walsh.

sara solnick talking at 2014 event

Professor Sara Solnick, Department Chair of Economics at the University of Vermont. Her talk was entitled "Soft Drinks and Violence".

Omicron Delta Epsilon Induction

2013 Omicron Delta Epsilon Ceremony
Student inductees with the Faculty of the Department of Economics and Geography, Jack Neuhauser and guest speaker Dr. Joseph Quinn, the James McIntire Chair of Economics from Boston College.

Economics Gathering 2013

2013 Senior Seminar Graduation Party.

omicron delta epsilon 2012

Omicron Delta Epsilon honors students pose for a photo after a dinner with Dr. Claudia Sahm, an Economist with the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System.

reza ramazani stephanie seguino

Professor Reza Ramazani and guest speaker Professor Stephanie Seguino from the Economics Department at University of Vermont answer questions from student and faculty after a public lecture entitled The Occupy Wall Street Movement: Economic Fairness and Human Wellbeing around the World.  Fall 2011

senior seminar students dinner

Senior Seminar students having dinner at Professor Kessel's house after watching the movie The Inside Job.

tara natarajan jamie galbraith

Professor Tara Natarajan with the College's guest speaker for the annual Sutherland Lecture Series Professor Jamie Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Government and Business Relations at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas. The title of Dr. Galbraith's talk was Inequality, Instability, and the Financial Crisis. October 27, 2011.

joseph garrity amartya sen

Joseph Garrity '78 (Chairman of the Board of Trustees), Professor Amartya Sen (2010 Commencement Speaker and winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics), Professor Tara Natarajan and Professor Reza Ramazani.

yoram bauman

Omicron Delta Epsilon speaker Dr. Yoram Bauman, The Worlds First and only Stand-up Economist.  Dr. Bauman entertained students and faculty in the Farrell Room on April 28, 2010.

omicron delta epsilon 2010

2010 inductees into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Economics Honors Society.

kessel george borjas laurie gagne

Dr. Herb Kessel (Professor of Economics), Professor George J. Borjas (the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy at Harvard University), and Professor Laurie Gagne (Director of the Edmundite Center for Peace and Justice at Saint Michael's College). Professor Borjas spoke about the economic consequences of immigration at the McCarthy Arts Center on September 16, 2010. The lecture was part of the 2010 Edmundite Peace and Justice Center's Lecture Series. Also speaking were Dr. Patrick Walsh (Assistant Professor of Economics) and Dr. Richard Kujawa (Professor of Geography).

2010 senior class gathering

2010 Senior Class Party.

marvin malek

Dr. Marvin Malek speaking to the community at Saint Michael's about health care reform at a Current Issues in Economics Seminar.  Also pictured is Dr. Patrick Walsh.

john o'meara 2009

Professors John O'Meara (Physics) and Patrick Walsh (Economics) discuss climate change at a March 31, 2009 Current Issues in Economics Seminar.

honor students

Honor students take a photo break from the annual Omicron Delta Epsilon dinner.

david hemenway harvard

Dr. David Hemenway, Professor at Harvard School of Public Health, speaks to a large gathering of students and faculty at the annual Omicron Delta Epsilon lecture about his new book While you were sleeping: Success stories in Injury and Violence Prevention.

dimitri repnikov summer research project

Dimitri Repnikov (accompanied by Professors Reza Ramazani and Herb Kessel) is photographed before beginning his address to students and faculty about the results from his 2008 summer research project, funded by the Center for Social Science Research at Saint Michael's College. Dimitri's talk was entitled The Impact of Exchange Rate Changes on Trade Balance of ex-Soviet Transitioning Economies.

bisrat aklilu coordinator of un multi nation trust fund

Dr. Bisrat Aklilu (Executive Coordinator of the U.N.'s Multi-nation Trust Fund) addressing the Saint Michael's community on April 28th, 2008 with a talk entitled The United Nations and the Millenium Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities.

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