On October 7th & 8th, the University of North Texas (UNT) Economics Department hosted the 2nd annual meeting of the Consortium of Hispanic Serving Economics Departments in Texas.
A total of seven professors and fifteen undergraduates joined UNT faculty and students for the two-day conference. The guests represented economics departments from three public and three private Texas Universities. The main purpose of the conference is to attract outstanding undergraduate students to a career in Economics. These undergraduate students experienced an Economic Conference and got to observe the variety of issues economists research.
There were seven presentations by faculty and for the first time one undergraduate presentation (Jose Chaman from St. Mary's University in San Antonio). Friday evening our guests along with UNT faculty and students had dinner at Giuseppe's Italian restaurant in Denton. Saturday there was a presentation of STATA by professor David Dukker from Texas State University in San Marcos. Dr. Dukker worked for STATA for many years and gave an interesting overview of the statistical package to the students. The conference concluded with Dr. Janice Hauge (from UNT) giving the students a presentation on how to apply to graduate school with particular emphasis to the Economics program at UNT. Below is the program and the list of guests.
Finally, the UNT Economics Department wants to thank the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences for its financial assistance.