Lecture Title: "Recessions, Automation and Recent College Graduates"
How has the Great Recession impacted firms’ adoption of new technology? To what extent have skill requirements for jobs changed since the onset of the Great Recession? Join the USC Economics Association for a distinguished lecture with Dr. Lisa Kahn, in which she will discuss changes in automation and skill requirements in the American labor market, and how these changes will impact college graduates within the next few years.
Professor Lisa Kahn is a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester. Her research focuses on labor economics with interests in organizations and education. Her most recent work uses data on job vacancy postings to examine whether the Great Recession accelerated technological change, exacerbating polarization of the U.S. economy. She was previously an associate professor of economics at the Yale School of Management. From 2010 to 2011 Kahn served on President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers as the senior economist for labor and education policy. She holds an A.B. in economics from the University of Chicago (2003) and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University (2008).
Join the Economics Association for a tour of the Los Angeles branch of the Federal Reserve at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 3rd.
The Los Angeles branch is the nation's second-largest cash office in the Federal Reserve System by volume of orders, deposits, and currency processed on the bill processing systems. The tour is free and spots are strictly limited due to bank security. The bank is located in downtown LA and is expected to last approximately one hour.
Are you interested in finding an economics-related internship? Would you like to learn about internship opportunities available for students studying economics? Come join the USC Economics Association for a Student Internship Panel on Tuesday, September 11 at 7 PM! Our student panelists will discuss the internships they have had, explain how they secured these internships, share tips for the application and interview processes, and answer any other questions about finding an internship. This event is open to anyone with an interest in finding an economics-related internship and who would like to hear from other students about their internship experiences.
Welcome to USC! We hope you've had a great summer and are ready to get back into the grind. Come to the Association's Back to School Mixer Wednesday, September 5th to meet other economics students, learn about the resources offered in the Econ Department, and enjoy a fun game night over a FREEcatered dinner. We are happy to announce that members from ODE, USC Economics Review, and other representatives from the Department will be in attendance.
Come join the Economics Association, along with Spark SC, Sigma Eta Pi, and the USC Consulting Club as we showcase various USC students and alumni who are working towards changing the world. Come learn how you can use technology to make a difference and turn aspirations into realities!
The event will be held at 8 P.M. on April 25th in the TCC Ballroom and food will be provided!
Join the USC Economics Association at our Speaker Event with Ralph McLaughlin, the Head Economist of Trulia.
Trulia is an online residential real estate site for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals, and McLaughlin will provide insight into the role of economics in the Real Estate industry. Ralph led Trulia’s housing economics research team and was focused on providing house hunters with key insights about the economy, housing trends and public policy.
The event will be held in KAP163 and is FREE for all USC students and food will be served!
Join the USC GlamourGals Chapter and the USC economics association for an evening of mentorship, featuring a panel discussion featuring LA professionals from the fashion industry, legal industry, finance industry, and entrepreneurship.
The event is FREE for all USC students. Use the RSVP dropdown for students.
Food will be served.
J Crew and Chic Studios will offer advice on presentability in an interview/professional setting
RSVP here: https://www.glamourgals.org/student/usc
Raffle for resume review from professionals, J Crew giftcard, etc.
All attendees will get 20% off of their next purchase at J Crew
The USC Economics Association and the Department of Economics are proud to announce that we are co-hosting the 3rd Annual Economics Networking Night on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at the USC University Club from 6PM – 8:30PM.
We have invited a variety of distinguished Economics alumni who have had very successful careers and are industry leaders. This will be a wonderful opportunity for you to explore different career options and learn more about what it is like to work in a range of industries. These individuals are excited to meet our current Economics majors and talk about their experiences in the corporate world, all while providing invaluable real-world advice. The industries that will be represented at our event are:
- Asset Management
- Data Analytics
- Digital Intelligence
- Urban Planning/Real Estate
- Private Wealth Management
Please RSVP by filling out the Google Form below as we have limited spots available!
Business Professional Attire
This event is open to anyone with an interest in finding an economics-related internship and who would like to hear from other students about their internship experiences. Our panelists will discuss how they found and secured their internships, share tips for the application and interview processes, and answer any questions you may have about finding an internship.
This panel is open to students of all grade levels, and freshmen and sophomores are especially encouraged to attend.
FREE California Pizza Kitchen will be served
Professor Maggie Switek was an associate at Cornerstone Research before joining the USC Economics faculty. She will talk about her experiences at Cornerstone, and give advice on how to pursue a career in economic consulting.
Join us for a discussion with Mr. Gupta, a USC Economics alum who has pursued a career in real estate. Mr. Gupta serves as the Managing Director of GFO Companies, a private equity firm with extensive and diverse experience in the real estate sector. Free Sprinkles cupcakes will be served.
Professor Jeffrey Dubin teaches courses on economic consulting. He is an expert on damages in intellectual property, antitrust, mergers, and other matters involving econometric, statistical, sampling, and survey analysis. Professor Dubin has testified at trials and depositions. RSVP required.
Join the Economics Association and Delta Phi Epsilon for a conversation with professor Carol Wise. Professor Wise is an expert in international political economy. She will be speaking about Latin American politics and economy.
Jonathan Woetzel is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey and Company's business and economics research arm. He is a co-chair of the Urban China Initiative, a non-profit think tank that aims to develop and implement solutions to China's urbanization challenges. Come hear Mr. Woetzel speak about his work. Free food will be served.