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Lyndea Kelleher

Economics Major Lyndea Kelleher Featured in ADN

Economics major Lyndea Kelleher was chosen as student commencement speaker out of 1,240 spring graduates. She talks about her experiences while at UAA in this story in the Anchorage Daily News.

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Chess Board

Faculty & Student Seminar: Predicting Civil Conflict

Civil conflict is a persistent source of misery to humankind. There is, however, a lack of a comprehensive scientific theory of the sources of civil conflict even though the question of cooperation or conflict is at the heart of political economy. Atin Basuchoudhary introduces machine learning to explore whether there can even be a unified theory of conflict.

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Megan Green

Economics Major Megan Green Wins Fulbright

Megan will graduate with a double major in economics and German and a minor in math. Her father teaches economics at West High and introduced her early on to Dr. Kyle Hampton, who until last year taught economics at UAA.

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Faculty & Student Seminar: Retirement Contribution Rate Nudges - Evidence from the Field

Simple nudges, such as changing defaults or sending encouraging messages, can significantly increase individual contributions to retirement savings. Recent evidence, however, suggests that many nudges fail and that the effects of other nudges are short lived.

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Seawolf Debate Team

CBPP Students Sam Erickson (BBA Finance) and Jacob Shercliffe (Economics) Advance to Nationals with the Seawolf Debate Team

CBPP students Sam Erickson (BBA Finance) and Jacob Shercliffe (Economics) defeated more than sixty teams from universities across the West to become this year’s regional champions.

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