Economics, Business, and Finance

News and Events

Department News

  • Three student businesses earned top prizes and more than $10,000 in seed money during the final round of the College’s Shark Tank-style Pitch It contest held on April 19.
  • Professor Tuttle is quoted in Nogales International article.
  • 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 Amy Sherman’17, an Economics/Spanish double major currently studying abroad in Seville.
  • An article written by Associate Professor of Economics Amanda Felkey was selected by Palgrave Macmillan and the journal’s editorial team to represent an example of best content for the Eastern Economic Journal.
  • Students spent a productive afternoon networking at the inaugural Insurance Careers Month Speed Networking event in Chicago on February 23.
  • 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 Ellis Rutili’17, an Economics/Spanish double major student currently studying abroad in Cuba.
  • Beginning fall 2016, business students can take courses in this growing field.
  • Les Dlabay, Professor of Business, recently published the 9th edition of Principles of Business (South-Western/Cengage), which is the market-leading high school book for students to learn about the fundamentals of business operations, finance, marketing, technology, and management.
  • 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 Mainstream.com and Thestreet.com.
  • 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.