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Economics, Business, and Finance

News and Events

Department News

  • Patricia "Trish" Thomas (center) accepts the award as top entrepreneurship professor in the state from...

    Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Patricia “Trish” Thomas was named Illinois Entrepreneurship Professor of the Year by Future Founders at the 2nd Annual EntrepreneurshipU Awards on April 20 at the Chicago Connectory in the Merchandise Mart.

  • Chicago Finance Day
    Students visited Morningstar, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup in Chicago during the College’s first-ever Finance Industry Day. Led by College alumni and trustees, students got a behind-the-scenes look at each company—as well as some face time with industry experts.
  • Kayla in Africa

    Kayla Choun is a Community Economic Development officer in the United States Peace Corps serving in Ouassa-Pehunco, Atakora, Benin (West Africa).  In 2016, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lake Forest College with degrees in economics and politics.

  • Ridwaan Ismail '19, Davis DeKorte '18, and Mitchell Connor '18 at the University of Chicago.
    Davis DeKorte ’18, Ridwaan Ismail ’19, and Mitchell Connor ’18 competed against top-tier schools from across the nation and networked with major companies in the financial industry during the 6th Annual UChicago Midwest Trading Competition, April 13–14.
  • Ireland
    Michael McKeon ’19 is an Economics major who studied in Cork, Ireland.
  • Katherine Beall '18 (left) and Lauren Bell '18 at the Midwest Economics Association conference.
    Katherine Beall ’18 earned first place and Lauren Bell ’18 an honorable mention to land a one-two Forester punch at the 2018 Midwest Economics Association undergraduate paper competition.
  • Matthew Roszak '95
    Matthew Roszak ’95 participated in the first initial coin offerings beginning in 2013, before the term even existed. The crypto entrepreneur gave Richard Branson and Bill Clinton their first Bitcoins.
  • Dziadula working with children and parents in Nepal for her research on child labor and education.
    Eva Dziadula ’07 was recently profiled in The Key Reporter, Phi Beta Kappa’s publication for news and alumni relations, due to her exciting work in economic research with the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development.
  • Assistant Professor of Economics and Business Kent Grote
    Assistant Professor of Economics and Business Kent Grote was tapped as an expert in a recent article on New Mexico’s broken lottery system in The New Mexican.
  • UK
    Aleea Newman ’19 is an Economics major who is studying in Nottingham, England.
  • Carolyn Tuttle, Betty Jane Schultz Hollender Professor of Economics, Business and Finance.
    Professor Carolyn Tuttle’s article “Children in the Industrial Revolution” was recently published on Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies and is available at www.oxfordbibliographies.com.
  • Rob Baade attends conference in South Korea.
    While the U.S. Olympic team left PyeongChang with 23 new medals, Ernest A. Johnston Professor of Economics Robert Baade added several new media mentions to a growing list of news stories in which he is quoted on the economic impact of hosting the Olympics.
  • XXIII Olympic Winter Games
    Ernest A. Johnston Professor of Economics Robert A. Baade lent his expertise to a recent Morningstar story on the economic effects of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics on its host city, Pyeongchang, South Korea.
  • YesCollege Podcast
    Professor of Economics and Business Robert Lemke joined the YesCollege Podcast for a discussion on economics degree programs and career paths.
  • A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business Robert Baade
    Ernest A. Johnston Professor of Economics Robert Baade’s take on a proposed stadium in Nashville was covered by the USA Today Network, the Houston Chronicle, and WRCB Chattanooga.
  • Maureen Langkamp of Allstate advised the standing-room-only crowd to "practice, practice, practice" interviewing.
    More than 50 students attended the Allstate Lunch and Learn in Vail Commons on Wednesday, October 11, to discover careers from company representatives, including Alex Kajcic ’17 who secured a job there in strategic planning and forecasting before he graduated.
  • Medline Corporation holds information session on campus.
    Medline Corporation visited campus on Thursday to share information on their organization and the opportunities they offer for internships and fulltime roles. Thirty-nine students and faculty members joined to learn more.
  • EBF lunch
    Students in the Economics, Business and Finance department gathered in the cafeteria for lunch to network and share career stories from the summer.   Organizations participating included Women in Biz, the Accounting Club, FMA (Financial Management Association), the Investment Club, and AMA (the American Marketing Association).
  • Toni Cerkez
    Three international relations majors enroll in master’s degree programs at world-renown universities.
  • Bryan O'Connor '04
    Bryan O’Connor ’04 was recently named in the top 100 of Forbes Magazine’s inaugural list of “America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors” in the country.
  • Richter Scholars Kgotla Mmopi ’20 (left) and Hajar Habbal ’20 managed to have a good time breaking down the data ...
    Working with Professor of Economics and Business Robert Lemke has helped Hajar Habbal ’20 and Kgotla ‘Kotch’ Mmopi ’20 analyze one of the most complicated datasets out there. 
  • Professor of Economics and Business Robert Baade weighs in on on the economic risks of Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympics bid in two publications.
  • Notes from Abroad is a new feature on the Off-Campus Programs website, in which we highlight small snippets of a student’s experience.  This week’s feature is from Daniel Solano ’18 a double major in Political Science and Economics currently studying in Brussels, Belgium.
  • Stewart Foley offered expertise on the subject of Exchange Traded Assets on A.M. Best TV news program.
  • The niche online news service, 
    www.headoftrading.com, covered the launch of a new information service by Lecturer in Finance Stewart Foley’s financial consulting firm, Insurance AUM.
  • France 24, an international TV channel based in Paris, recently interviewed Rob Baade via Skype, about Paris 2024 and the economic impact of hosting the Olympic Games.
  • When he was a high school senior in North Carolina, Sam Freedberg ’17 almost tossed his recruitment letter from the Forester swim coach. This month, he set a meet record while swimming for Lake Forest College.
  • New Internationalist cites Professor of Economics Rob Baade as an expert in a recent article on the economics of the Olympic Games.
  • This year, to supplement the new accounting concentration available for business majors, students have an opportunity to join the newly formed Accounting Club. Professor David Jordan, who teaches some of the accounting courses, will serve as the faculty advisor, and Madison Coffey will serve as President. The goal of the club is for students to develop a professional network and gain an understanding of the accounting world through a variety of activities, including presentations by guest speakers, visits to Chicago-area firms, attending accounting-related seminars, and exploring career and internship opportunities. Look for more information on meeting times and activities at the start of spring semester or go to my.involvement on the my.lakeforest page.
  • Lucy-George Cooper (center) is pictured with fellow Peace Corps Volunteers.
    Lucy-George Cooper volunteers as an assistant school teacher with the Peace Corps in Togo, a small country in West Africa. She instructs students in English, using teamwork-based creative thinking exercises and gender equitable practices.