Davis Peace Project
Winner of one of this year's Davis Projects for Peace grants, Rayanatou Laouali ’12, discusses her project to bring economic agency and sustainability to impoverished female peanut oil laborers in Niger.
Davis Projects for Peace - Student project aims to expand women's enterprise in Niger
A Macalester student from Niger has received a $10,000 grant to return this summer to her childhood home to help women there expand their peanut-processing business, allowing them to better provide for and educate their children.
Podcast: Electric Cars
Economics professor Sarah West talks about the latest developments in electric cars. West has studied how gas prices and fuel economy affect consumer purchasing decisions.
In the Fast Lane
Zeid Habayeb '11 got an internship at Atlantic Records, New York City, through a Macalester alumnus. more
Old Main to Wall Street
Although the common stereotype is that all liberal arts graduates are social workers or environmental activists, there are plenty of businesspeople among our alumni.
What’s the connection between an upstate New York dairy farm and a $3 million study of sustainable development in the Serengeti? Mac economics professor Amy Damon. more
3M and Macalester
In any economy, nothing beats a personal introduction to a highly desirable company. Just ask Krasi Tomov ’10, who held an internship at 3M and now works at the company. more
Professors Moe and Aanonsen Named to Endowed Chairs
President Brian Rosenberg and Provost Kathleen Murray are pleased to announce that Professor Karine Moe will hold the F.R. Bigelow Endowed Chair in Economics and Professor Lin Aanonsen will hold the O.T. Walter Endowed Professorship in Biology.
Steven Fitzgerald '12 - Internships in the Twin Cities
Steven Fitzgerald held two internships in the Twin Cities. more
Banking on Experience
Course concepts quickly become the realities of daily life when, like three Mac seniors, you are investment banking interns in New York. more
Federal Reserve Internship
Kate Vermann '11 interned at the Minneapolis, Federal Reserve. She looked at patterns in housing trends, wrote a program including 30,000 lines of code and helped the organization work more efficiently. more
Economics Professor named to Minnesota committee on International Economic Policy
Economics professor Raymond Robertson has been named to the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP) for a two- year term, beginning August 2010.
Soham Banerji '10
Soham Banerji '10 was one of 50 student micro-finance leaders chosen from around the world to attend the Africa-Middle East Micro-Credit Summit in Kenya. more
Mac student co-founded an NGO that addresses poverty in the Philippines. more
Podcast: Life Expectancy and Crime
If you thought you wouldn't live very long, what would you do? Senior Jeremy Roth wondered if it would make people more likely to commit a crime. His paper on the subject earned him first place at the Minnesota Economic Association. In this episode he talks about how he came about his conclusion and how it can be applied.