2021  Economicsrss

  • April 20, 2021

    Enabling women and girls to achieve their potential

    Alumna Ann Starrs, director of family planning at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, came to reproductive health work from a steadfast commitment—strengthened by her time at UC Santa Cruz—to feminism, gender equality, and women’s empowerment.

  • April 06, 2021

    Proud Slugs making a difference through public service

    A Superior Court judge. The director of the public art program for Los Angeles. A defense attorney. They all believe in public service, and they all say their time at UC Santa Cruz changed their lives in permanent ways.

  • April 06, 2021

    Research shows physical appearance affects career success in economics

    Economics Professor and Center for Analytical Finance Co-Director Galina Hale is uncovering how appearance affects career success for economists.

  • February 04, 2021

    Rob Fairlie testifies before Congress on inequality in pandemic economic impacts

    Rob Fairlie testified before the House Committee on Small Business to share his latest research on the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including the disproportionate hardships faced by minority-owned businesses.

  • January 29, 2021

    In Memoriam: Robert Shepherd (1938-2021)

    Robert Shepherd, a teaching professor emeritus from the UC Santa Cruz Economics Department, passed away at 82 years old. Shepherd taught at UC Santa Cruz for more than 30 years and was instrumental in the development of both the accounting path and the business management economics major.