2020

December

Jozefowicz and Economics Alumni Contribute to Econometric Analysis Book

Graduates of the IUP honors track in Economics have had their work published in the recently released book, Applied Econometric Analysis: Emerging Research and Opportunities, co-edited by Yaya Sissoko (IUP) and Brian Sloboda (University of Phoenix).

Economics Scholarships Awarded for 2020-21 Academic Year

Thanks to the past and ongoing generosity of alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, and friends, the Department of Economics is pleased to have awarded six scholarships for the 2020–21 academic year.

Economics Majors Recognized Among 2020 Provost Scholars

Seven economics majors have been named to the recently released fall 2020 list of IUP Provost Scholars in recognition of their completion of at least 45 credits at IUP while earning a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher. This honor is bestowed only once during a student’s course of study at IUP.   

Economics Faculty Members Attend Virtual Pennsylvania Economic Association Board of Directors Meeting

Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz, James Jozefowicz, and Yaya Sissoko participated in the annual fall Pennsylvania Economic Association board of directors meeting held via Zoom on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

November

IUP Students Participate in Urban-Rural Dialogue Program

Earlier this fall semester, six IUP students participated in “Power of Dialogue (POD): Deconstructing the Urban-Rural Divide,” a joint effort between Georgetown University, Radford University, Columbia University, and IUP.

Sissoko Presents on External Debt Impact on Economic Growth and Investment in ECOWAS Countries

Yaya Sissoko presented a paper titled, “The External Debt and Its Impact on Economic Growth and Investment in ECOWAS Countries” (co-authored with Brian Sloboda) at the ninetieth International Atlantic Economic Virtual Annual Meeting, October 15–18, 2020. 

September

Sissoko Publishes Article on Value Chain Frameworks

In June 2020, Yaya Sissoko published “A Reformulated Value Chain Framework Useful for Different Kinds of Markets” (co-authored with Jeffrey Forrest, Yong Liu, John Golden, and Qiaoxing Li) in the Journal of Business Economic Studies.

Sissoko Publishes Article on Economic Growth in ECOWAS Countries

In July 2020, Yaya Sissoko published “The Determinants of Economic Growth in ECOWAS Countries: An Empirical Investigation” (co-authored with Brian Sloboda) in the African Journal of Economic Review.

Sissoko Co-edits Book on Econometric Analysis

Published in June 2020, Yaya Sissoko co-edited the book Applied Econometric Analysis: Emerging Research and Opportunities, which includes his article “Does Regional Variation in Startup Concentration Predict Employment Growth in Rural Areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia?”

August

Economics Majors Recognized on Spring 2020 Dean's List

The Department of Economics is proud to announce that 41 economics majors have been named to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List at IUP.

July

Economics Major Mascaro Recognized Among PSAC Scholar-Athletes at IUP

Congratulations to economics major Justina Mascaro, who ranked among the record 208 IUP student-athletes selected by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for the scholar-athlete distinction for 2019–20.

June

Economics Faculty Members Participate in Pennsylvania Economic Association Virtual Board Meeting

Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz and James Jozefowicz participated in the Pennsylvania Economic Association virtual board of directors meeting held on Thursday, May 28, 2020.

Economics Major Mascaro Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Economics major Justina Mascaro won the Scholar-Athlete of the Year Crimson and Gray Award. The junior guard on the IUP women’s basketball team was recognized for her outstanding performance both on the court and in the classroom. 

Economist Radell Awarded Emeritus Status

Congratulations to Willard W. Radell who was awarded professor emeritus status in May 2020. Professor Radell retired on August 16, 2019, after 38 years of dedicated service to the Department of Economics at IUP.

May

Economics 2020 Graduates Receive Department Awards

The Department of Economics announced awards at its May 2020 virtual graduation ceremony.

Economics Department Records Virtual Graduation Ceremony

On Friday, May 8, 2020, the Department of Economics recorded a virtual graduation ceremony for graduating seniors via Zoom. You are invited to view the recording.

April

Economics Faculty Members Participate in Advancement Council Meeting

Stephanie Jozefowicz and James Jozefowicz participated in a Zoom meeting of the IUP Leadership Society Advancement Council held Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

Sissoko Attends 2020 Bamako Forum in Mali, Africa as Panelist

Yaya Sissoko was invited as a panelist at the Bamako Forum: “Africa on the Horizon 2040: Between Memories and Future” in Bamako, Mali, February 20–22, 2020.

Sissoko Presents at Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Meeting in San Diego

Yaya Sissoko presented  a paper titled “Inside the Classroom: Learning from the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Subprime Meldown” (co-authored with Brian Sloboda) at the Allied Social Sciences Association for the Poster Session of the Committee on Economic Education in San Diego, California, January 3–5, 2020.

Economics Faculty Members Participate in Pennsylvania Economic Association Meeting

Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz and James Jozefowicz participated in the virtual meeting of the Pennsylvania Economic Association Officers on Friday, March 27, 2020.

Economics Department Congratulates Mascaro on PSAC Honor

Economics major Justina Mascaro, a junior guard for the IUP women’s basketball team, was selected to the All-PSAC West first team when the league announced its postseason awards.

Economics Majors Recognized Among 2019 Provost Scholars

Twelve economics majors have been named to the fall 2019 list of IUP Provost Scholars in recognition of their completion of at least 45 credits at IUP while earning a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.5 or higher.

February

Economics Major Arnold Earns Football Accolades

Economics major Jeff Arnold concluded his IUP football career with several notable accolades.

Economics Major Mascaro Named IUP Athlete of the Week

Economics major Justina Mascaro recently was named IUP Athlete of the Week for the third time this season. The junior guard on the IUP Women’s Basketball Team is averaging 19 points per game with nine 20 point games this year.

Economics Majors Recognized on Fall 2019 Dean's List

The Department of Economics is proud to announce that thirty economics majors have been named to the Fall 2019 Dean’s List at IUP. These students earned a grade point average of 3.25 or higher while completing a minimum of 12

January

Economics Major Mascaro Named PSAC West Co-Defensive Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to economics major Justina Mascaro who recently was recognized as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division co-Defensive Athlete of the Week. This marks Mascaro’s third weekly recognition of the IUP women’s basketball season. 

Economics Major Mascaro Earns Consecutive PSAC and IUP Weekly Accolades

Economics major Justina Mascaro has been selected as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Athlete of the Week for two consecutive weeks. In addition, the junior guard on the IUP women’s basketball team was named IUP Athlete of the Week twice consecutively.

Jeffords Chairs Panel and Presents Paper at Allied Social Sciences Association Annual Meeting

In his role as the executive secretary of the Association for Social Economics (a member organization of the ASSA), Chris Jeffords helped organize and coordinate various activities at the ASSA 2020 annual meeting in San Diego.