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Applying for Omicron Delta Epsilon Membership

To become a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, you must apply for membership through the chapter at your school, and you must fulfill the eligibilty requirements set out below.

The minimum requirements for admission for undergraduates are:

  • completion of 12 credit hours of economics courses; and
  • attainment of a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better in economics courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • in the case of colleges or universities with an Honors Program in Economics, attainment of B-grade work or better.
  • for institutions that do not have a credit-hour system, a candidate must stand in the upper one-third of the students studying economics and must have completed principles and have studied intermediate economic theory.
  • for universities organized on the British Syatem, prospective members must have Junior standing or higher and must be in residence at least one semester.
  • Students should be making the study of economics one of their major interests.

The minimum requirements may be raised by local chapters.

Graduate students in economics are judged solely on their graduate work. They must have:

  • completed one semester of full-time work, with a major or minor in economics; and
  • attainment of a GPA of 3.0 or better.

There are no admission requirements for faculty members. All are eligible and welcome to join a chapter. Chapters may also elect honorary members. These candidates must be persons of high ethical and professional standards.

No one shall be denied membership because of sex, race, color, creed or national origin.

A life-membership fee is paid by each prospective member of Omicron Delta Epsilon upon election to the Society. In return, the member receives a membership card, scroll and a year's subscription (two issues) to The American Economist. The purchase of the official key or pin by the initiates is optional but highly encouraged (see the merchandise page).

To apply for membership, print and complete this form (PDF format) and give it to your ODE faculty advisor.

 

Announcements
Omicron Delta Epsilon congratulates the winner of the 2014 Frank W. Taussig Article Award, Dieu Linh Nguyen. Dieu, of Agnes Scott College, was awarded $1,000 for the entry, "Effects of Minimum Wages on Teenage Childbearing in the United States: Evidence from 1984 to 2004." The Agnes Scott chapter of ODE was awarded $200 in Dieu's name. Honorable mention was awarded to Daniel Diebler of Washington University and Alexander Evans of Villanova University. The deadline for the next Taussig competition and the Fisher competition is August 1, 2015.

The 2014 Michael Szenberg Prize was presented to Bichaka Fayissa and Anca Traian (Middle Tennessee State University) for "Estimation of a Health Production Function: Evidence from East-European Countries" at the advisor reception in Boston in conjunction with the 2015 ASSA meetings. The Szenberg prize recognizes the best article published in the American Economist for the year.

Deadlines:

February 1 is the deadline for submitting the Chuck Phillips Outstanding Student Leader nomination form An email or this form should be sent to the Central Office or to Stacey Jones, Vice-president of Competitions if you wish to nominate an ODE member for this award.

April 30, 2015: Deadline for submitting the following:

 1) Chapter reporting form - Return this form to the Central Office. Information given to us in this form will be posted on this website.
 2) Proposals for chapter project grants for the fall of 2015.

May 15, 2015: Deadline for submitting the form to present papers at the Graduate Student Session in San Francisco in January 2016 at the Allied Social Sciences Association meeting.

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