Economics, Business, and Finance

News and Events

Department News

  • Professor Rob Baade was quoted in the International Business Times about the economic impact of the relocation of the NFL’s Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles.
  • A paper by Associate Professor of Economics and Business Amanda Felkey that explores the effects of covenant marriages has been accepted for publication in the Eastern Economic Journal.
  • A research project Sonny Valcin ’16 worked on with Professor of Economics and Business Rob Lemke as a Richter Scholar in the summer of 2013—and ever since—was published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs.
  • Stewart Foley was among a panel of experts who participated in an online webinar on marketing to the insurance industry, hosted by Best’s Review magazine on November 13.
  • Students got a jumpstart on their careers at the Aurora University American Marketing Association 2015 regional conference.
  • 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 Casey  Hartfiel ’17, an Economics and International Relations major currently studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria.
  • Kent Grote, Assistant Professor of Economics, was selected as President-Elect for the Illinois Economic Association (IEA).  In this role, he will be responsible for organizing the annual IEA meeting next October.  Area economists from colleges and universities across the state, will share their research in presentations for two days during the annual meeting.  Following his year as President-Elect, Professor Grote will serve as President of the IEA.
  • The economic impact of Cubs postseason baseball—even a World Series—is likely to be nothing, Professor Robert Baade says in a Chicago Tribune article.
  • Miles Kimball, a well-known economics research expert, shared his thoughts on electronic money, inflation, and recessions during an on-campus lecture on September 1.
  • Emily Keast ’15 will head to Ethiopia with the Peace Corps in January to implement sustainable farming methods and improve food scarcity in this east African country.
  • John Oliver of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” turned to Professor Rob Baade for his input on how “dumb” it is for cities to finance sports stadiums.
  • Professor of Economics and Business Les Dlabay was featured in the article, “Father’s Day Money Advice for New Dads,” on and
  • Betty Jane Schultz Hollender Professor and Chair of Economics, Business, and Finance and Director of Border Studies Carolyn Tuttle was named this year’s Great Teacher by the Class of 2015.
  • Marcel Tatum ’17 earned a spot in the prestigious JP Morgan Early Advantage Program thanks to a Forester alumnus who reached out to Lake Forest candidates.
  • Finance major and transfer student Peter Rantis ’16 will expand his skill set this summer in an internship at the Cowen Group in San Francisco.
  • Mariyana Zapryanova ’09 will begin her teaching career at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts this Fall.  Mariyana, who studied economics and math at Lake Forest College, receives her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison next month.
  • Alexis Yusim ’15 found a good career fit for her liberal arts education—weeks before Commencement.
  • A.B. Dick Professor of Economics Robert Baade was interviewed by Washington D.C.-based reporter Nancy Marshall regarding race and riots for a story on the radio show, Marketplace.  
  • Ellen Rogers ’16 expects to be working a lot of hours this summer in her internship with Stout, Risius and Ross (SRR), a global financial advisory services firm in Chicago.
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program students researched business ideas and pitched them to top professionals in the first Shark Tank-style event on campus.

  • Students got a leg up on interviewing and job search for the financial analyst industry when they met with professional investment advisors in Chicago.

  • Mason Zuniga ’16 is going places—New York City, for starters, where he landed an internship with Morgan Stanley as a public finance summer analyst.

  • Fifty years after graduating from Lake Forest, insurance expert Tony Todd ’63 still gives back by bringing business professionals to campus for Saturday discussions with students.

  • Business faculty and successful Chicago-area business women met with members of the College’s new Women in Biz group during a panel discussion and networking event.
  • Arianna Rincon ’14 decided last year to take advantage of the partnership Lake Forest College has with the College of William and Mary’s School of Business, and applied to  their Master of Accounting program.  She admits the program is very challenging, but by being self-motivated and proactive, she sees her hard work has paid off.  After receiving multiple job offers, she will be starting at Ernst and Young in the Fall of 2015.
  • February is #CareerMonth! For students still solidifying summer/post-graduation plans or exploring career options, now is the time to focus.  

    Students: Enter to win a Lake Forest College padfolio! Follow us on Twitter @LFCareers and tweet out your your best Lake Forest College career-related experience using the #CareerMonth hashtag for a chance to win.

  • The city of Phoenix will be the real loser in Super Bowl XLIX no matter which team takes the crown, according to A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business Robert Baade.
  • Charles “CJ” Black ’16 has landed a prestigious internship with a global trading firm, thanks to skills and a list of professional contacts he is building at Lake Forest.

  • Stewart Foley, a lecturer in economics, business, and finance, and a global insurance specialist, was quoted in FundFire in a story about insurance companies’ alternative investments.
  • U.S. News & World Report quotes A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business Robert Baade in a report on professional sports teams possibly locating in Las Vegas.