Economics Spotlight

Michael Swack, Research Professor of Economics at Paul College and Director of the Center for Impact Finance at the Carsey School of Public Policy
On October 22, 2019, Swack received the 2019 Net Gramlich Lifetime Achievement Award for Responsible Finance. The Award is the highest individual honor available in the field of community development, a field that Swack helped define.
Robert Mohr, Associate Professor of Economics
“I want to convey that the real reward comes when you make the transition from acquiring new knowledge to creating new knowledge,” Mohr said. “In larger economics departments, this is often where students fall through the cracks. I explain that I was once where they are now. And here’s how I made...
Student teams help aspiring B-Corps make the grade
Economics and sustainability dual major Sarah Wilkinson ’22 worked on a B-Impact Clinic student team that partnered with Orvis to help the legendary outdoors brand and retailer. Though only a sophomore, the Oxford, PA. native said her team “hit the ground running” and, over the course of the 2019...
Paul College researcher provides critical valuation data to help sustainability policy-setting goals
How can you put a price tag on the benefits of cleaning up the air, shoring up diminishing water supplies, or producing less garbage? It’s not easy; but it’s absolutely vital, as one of the biggest challenges in setting policy to pursue sustainability goals is assessing the economic value of the...
Based on the latest estimate of monthly GDP, the upshot from the predictive intelligence model, published today in the Monthly GDP Digest, envisions "...a probability for the national economy to be in recession at 99.6% in March, up from 74.4% in February…", said ...
In addition to Halstead, the research team included Bob Woodward, Forrest D. McKerley Professor of Health Economics emeritus; Robert Mohr, associate...
Economics Professor Ju-Chin Huang has been selected to be the new holder of the James R. Carter Professorship for a three-and-a-half year term beginning in January 1, 2020.   Huang has had a stellar track record in research and is internationally recognized for...
Recent research from UNH helped New Hampshire lawmakers deliver safer drinking water to Granite State residents
Bob Woodward and collaborators from Paul College, associate professor of economics Robert Mohr, economics lecturer Scott Lemos, and professor of resource economics John Halstead, of COLSA, prepared a report for...
2019 grads receive Fulbright awards
Three recent UNH graduates who have received Fulbright English teaching assistantships will spend nine months abroad working in classrooms alongside local teachers and serving as cultural ambassadors for the United States. Amada Guapisaca ‘19, a dual major in i...
Meet UNH's 2019 Truman Scholar
Nooran Alhamdan '20, an analytical economics and political science major, has won a 2019 Truman Scholarship. "It means so much to me, and it means so much to my family and our story. I'm a third-generation Palestinian refugee, and I definitely...
Gina Occhipinti is using her economic knowledge to fight global poverty
Gina Occhipinti ’18 had the opportunity to research microfinance in a unique setting. This past summer, she was in the Philippines working with local women entrepreneurs. “Microfinance is the practice of giving small loans to people in poverty to help them start and grow their business,” says...