Numerous opportunities are available to you to get involved in the economics community on campus.

Student Advisory Council

The Economics Student Advisory Council (ECON-SAC), a group composed of Juniors and Seniors in the program, works in consultation with the faculty and staff in the department to provide feedback about the curriculum and provide resources for majors, minors, and prospective students in the department. When the Economics department is recruiting faculty, the SAC meets with candidates and makes an informal recommendation to the department. Additionally, when the Economics department is being externally reviewed, the SAC meets the external review committee to express student views and concerns. Typically, the SAC meets three times a year, but it can also meet as economics students wish.

More information regarding the responsibilities of the SAC can be found in the section A.4. Departmental Student Advisory Councils of the College Handbook.

Current Members

Nora Dahl ’22
Sophie Charron ’22
Madeline Elkes ’22
Adam Maguire ’23
Frieda Thaveethu ’22

If you would like to contact the members of the Economics SAC, you may email them at econ_sac@middlebury.edu.

Fed Challenge

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On Friday, November 9, a team of five students—Jenny Johnston, Anil Menon, Justin Pomerance, Luke Skarzynski, and Monica Yordan—competed in the Fed Challenge against teams from 18 other colleges and universities in New England, organized by the Federal Reserve of Boston.

The winner in Boston goes to the Federal Reserve Board in Washington later this month to compete for the national prize. The teams each present their views of the state of the economy and financial markets, their analysis of what the Federal Reserve’s role should be in achieving its twin objectives of full employment and low inflation, and their proposals for the Fed’s policy going forward.

For the first time, our team was chosen to compete in the final round at the Boston Fed, against three other schools, Bentley, Dartmouth, and Harvard. The judges admitted that it was a hard decision, and awarded Bentley the top prize, followed by Dartmouth. They did not give out third or fourth prizes, but it was nice to be at least on a par with Harvard, which won the national prize last year.

Our team started preparations in the spring and summer and then made a big push this fall, including practice sessions with members of the economics department and with other students in the Student Investment Committee.  

Rethinking Economics @ Midd

Rethinking Economics at Middlebury (RE@Midd) is a community of Middlebury students passionate about engaging in critical discussions about the field of economics. We prioritize diversity, new ideas, and open discussion. You can find upcoming events on Presence or email us at rethink@middlebury.edu.