Economics, Business, and Finance

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Department News

  • 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 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.
  • Professor of Economics Robert Baade was tapped as an expert in an article about the World Series’ effect on Chicago’s economy.
  • Students learned about the exciting prospects of an insurance career at a panel discussion co-hosted by the Jacobson Group on October 25.
  • Tom Ricketts, chairman of the Chicago Cubs and a lifelong fan, spoke about building a winning baseball team in an on-campus talk sponsored by the Department of Economics, Business, and Finance on September 29. 
  • The Chairman and owner of the Chicago Cubs, Tom Ricketts, brought students and faculty together Thursday night to hear how he used sabermetrics to build his winning team.
  • The Women in Biz organization on campus elected its 2016-17 executive board.  Kyra Vidas will serve as President, McKenzie Mac as Vice President, Callie Schaser as Secretary, and the new Treasurer is Anna Shcherbiak. Congratulations to all!
  • The new Finance program at Lake Forest College continues to grow, and has undertaken new initiatives this year to further enhance the opportunities available to students. Professor Stewart Foley summarized five.
  • Professor of Economics Rob Baade wrote an opinion editorial for MarketWatch about the downsides of hosting the Olympics. Click here.
  • As part of their summer research project, students visited World Relief, an organization that provides resettlement services, employment assistance, and counseling for recent arrivals from Bhutan, Burundi, Sudan, Ukraine, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and other countries.
  • Finance is one of the most-popular programs at Lake Forest College, with 146 students officially listed as majors. Psychology is a close second with 141 declared majors.
  • 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.
  • 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 Fernando Figueroa ’17, a Biology major and a minor in Economics/Chemistry currently studying abroad in Costa Rica.
  • 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.