Economics in Action

2013-2014 Academic Year

Peter Maille and Scott McConnell developed and were successful in passing the new Economics degree at EOU. Only the second completely deliverable online Economics degree in Oregon.

January 2014 – Scott McConnell presented his research on the economic costs of the Workers Progress Administration at the American Economic Association National meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

May of 2014 – Scott McConnell was presented a faculty stipend award to conduct research on the history of modern money. This research will take him to the Micronesian Island of Yap in Summer of 2015, where he will work with one of his students, Norvin Faltir, who is a native of Yap.

2014-2015 Academic Year

June 2014 – Scott McConnell published his paper on the Workers Progress Administration in the June issue of Journal of Economic Issues.

Summer of 2014 – Peter Maille worked with two of his students, Mathew Chatham and Evan Bryan on developing a method to study the impact that wolf populations have had on ranch land values. They presented this research in the Fall of 2014 in La Grande and will be presenting it again at the Northwest Regional Economics Conference in Bellingham, WA in April, 2015.

January 2015 – Scott McConnell was elected to the La Grande Mainstreet Board of Directors.

January 2015 – Peter Maille presented his research on the effects of academic probation on student retention and success titled, ““Teaching Students to Fail: Negative Consequences of Negative Feedback”.

March 2015 – Economics Student Johnny Fulfer and Scott McConnell will be presenting a Socioeconomic Impact Analysis of Malheur County, OR to Calico Resources, Inc. regarding a potential gold mine in southeastern Oregon outside the town of Vale.


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