10 Year Reunion Celebration

On Sept. 29-30, 2023, the Department of Economics is inviting back all MA Econ alumni to celebrate 10 years of the program.

In July 2013, the Department of Economics at UT-Austin welcomed its first cohort of 36 students to the MA program. Since then we have graduated over 450 alumni – a group that now boasts Directors, Senior Managers, Policy Fellows, Senior Analysts, Data Scientists, Lead Data Engineers, PhD Economists, and professors.

To celebrate all that this program has become (indeed, all that you have become), we are gathering at good ol’ BRB for a 10-Year Anniversary Celebration, September 29-30, 2023.

Tentative Schedule:

  • Friday, 9/29:
    • 1pm-1:15pm: Welcome and Program Update
    • 1:15-2:00pm: Policy Panel Discussion
    • 2:15-3:15pm: Academic Research Session
      • Dr. Alan Lujan (MA ’17, PhD Ohio State ’23, Visiting Assistant Research Professor at Johns Hopkins) presenting his work on “Sequential Endogenous Grid Method” for solving heterogenous agent models
      • Dr. Marissa Lepper (MA’ 17, PhD Pittsburgh ’23, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M) presenting her work on “Excuse Based Procrastination”
    • 3:30-5pm: Private Sector Panel Discussion and breakout sessions in finance/banking, consulting, and tech
  • Friday, 9/29, evening: on your own for happy hour and/or dinner with friends. We’ll provide a list of suggested spots to meet up by cohort year.
  • Saturday, 9/30, 2hrs before kickoff (TBD by the TV networks): tailgate party outside BRB complete with El Arroyo Tex-Mex.

We would love to see y’all back on campus!

Alumni: Check your email for details (or if you aren’t getting alumni emails, send a request to (ma-econ@austin.utexas.edu).

RSVP here before Sunday, Sept. 10.

Special thanks to our organizing committee: Ryan Mills – MA ’14, Carl McClain – MA ’18, Larisa Barreto – MA ’19, Simran Mehrotra – MA ’20, Akhil Jonnalagadda – MA ’20, and Karlo Vlahek – MA ’22

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