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Fri., Sept. 18, 2020

Diverse Economics Conference

10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Online
Audience: Students

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

This virtual conference will provide undergraduate economics students with information on the range of career paths open to them and a forum to discuss the importance of having a variety of perspectives in the field of economics. Attendees will hear how economists' personal experiences and perspectives have influenced their paths and the projects they have chosen. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions of economists who are currently working in different areas of the profession and to network with fellow students and recent college graduates who are working in the field of economics.

The event is being hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in partnership with Undergraduate Women in Economics and the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.

The virtual conference is complimentary but registration is required due to the limited capacity for interactive sessions in Zoom. Once the capacity on Zoom is reached, there will be an option to participate in the conference via live stream on YouTube.

Who Should Attend


Undergraduate college students

Agenda


  • Friday, Sept. 18, 2020
    10:00 am

    Welcome Remarks
    Becky Bareford
    First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


    Miguel Quiñones
    Dean and Professor of Management, Robins School of Business
    University of Richmond

    10:15 am

    Keynote Address
    Dr. Amanda Bayer
    Professor of Economics
    Swarthmore College

    11:00 am

    Break

    11:15 am

    Conversations with Early Career Economists

    • Arantxa Jarque, Senior Policy Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (moderator)
    • Christie Wheeler, Recruiter, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond 
    • Rachel Rodgers, Research Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
    • Autumn Farrell, Discover Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
    12:00 pm

    Lunch

    12:30 pm

    Diverse Careers in Economics

    • Tatyana Avilova, Department of Economics, Columbia University (moderator)
    • Chris Chmura, CEO and Chief Economist, Chmura Economics and Analytics
    • Cassandra Duchan, Senior Research Assistant, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
    • Elaine Ng, Regional Economist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • Santiago Pinto, Senior Policy Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
    01:30 pm

    Debrief Discussion: Where Do We Go From Here?
    Maia Linask
    Associate Professor of Economics, Robins School of Business
    University of Richmond

    02:15 pm

    Closing Remarks
    Kartik Athreya
    Executive Vice President and Director of Research
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

    02:30 pm

    Adjourn

Speakers


Kartik Athreya

Kartik B. Athreya

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
headshot of Tatyana Avilova

Tatyana Avilova

Columbia University
First Vice President Becky Bareford

Becky Bareford

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
headshot of Amanda Bayer

Amanda Bayer

Swarthmore College
headshot of Chris Chumura

Chris Chmura

Chmura Economics & Analytics
headshot of Cassandra Duchan

Cassandra Duchan

Federal Reserve Board of Governors
headshot of Autumn Farrell

Autumn Farrell

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
headshot of Arantxa Jarque

Arantxa Jarque

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
headshot of Maia Linask

Maia Linask

University of Richmond
headshot of Elaine Ng

Elaine Ng

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
headshot of Santiago Pinto

Santiago Pinto

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
headshot of Miguel QuiƱones

Miguel Quiñones

University of Richmond
headshot of Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
headshot of Christie Wheeler

Christie Wheeler

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

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