I am once again shocked byhow my time has flown hereat Roanoke College. As Iembark on my last semester, Ifind that I am reflecting oftenon the moments spent outsidethe classroom but also experi-encing what these past yearshave looked like academical-ly.In my class, History of Eco-nomic Thought, commonlydubbed
I am get-ting a picture of what it isthat I have been learningthrough all of my earlier eco-nomics classes. In this time, Ienjoy the discussions, discov-er a sense of completion, andfeel moments of gratitudetowards my previous eco-nomic professors. In my sem-inar paper, I wish to discusswhat behavioral economicstells us about ethics and howthat is related to the 2007financial crisis. I am excitedabout writing this paper andthe learning it has broughtalong the way. I still wish to pursue a career once I leaveRoanoke College, in either accounting or a finance
focused field. Though I amnot concrete in my plans up-on graduation, I am confidentwith the knowledge that I amtaking with me.
NOTE: Kerry has been aninvaluable resource to theEconomics Program. She hashelped Dr. Kassens run theEconomics Assessment Planand has been the Student Edi-tor for Roanomics. Her won-derful smile will be missed by many when she leavesRoanoke College in May.Thank you Kerry for your hard work and dedication tothe Economics Program.
The best of luck to you inyour life after Roanoke Col-lege. You will do well.
~ Dr. Kassens
s Note: Kerry Murphy `13
Volume 3, Issue 2
Summer & Fall 2013 Courses
ECON 122 Principles of Mac-roeconomics
ECON 257 Competition,
Mo-nopoly and Public Policy
ECON 267 Labor Economics
ECON 232 Money & Banking
ECON 321 Intermediate The-ory: Macroeconomics
ECON 448 Econometrics
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(Blogging in Dr. Kassens
helped meto becomemore awareof howeconomicsaffects somanydifferentareas
enabledme] tounderstandhow what wewere learningin class couldtie in to other economicevents in our country andworldwide.
Kerry Murphy `13
"A lot of people talk about majoring in business ... actually, economics is even better, becauseyou learn a lot more quantitative analysis, a lot more statistics, and things that are applicable inkind of this big data world," she says. "Similar to physics, it's really good for salary growthoverall."
Kelsey Sheehy, US News and World Report,
College Majors with the Best Rate of Return on Investment
September 12, 2012.