The Economics Department sponsors several events during the academic year to promote student success, intellectual debate, and faculty, undergraduate and graduate student research interests which include  WorkshopsUndergraduate Debate, and Sam Bowles Lecture.

The Phillip Gamble Memorial Lecture is one of the most important annual lectures at the university.  The Department of Economics has been sponsoring this annual presentation since 1995. The Gamble Lecture is given by prominent academics, often Nobel Laureates, and others, such as journalists who have contributed to, and advanced, important debates in the field of economics.

In the Spring semester, the Undergraduate Economics Club sponsors a debate by teams of students on topics related to current, or relevant, economic concerns.  Recent debates included issues related to environmental policy, intellectual property rights, the financial crises and Federal Reserve policy.
Use the links on the left for more information, including videos of many of the presentations.