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The American Economist

Applying for Omicron Delta Epsilon Membership

To become a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, you must be currently enrolled and 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 free on-line access 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. We can not accept applications sent by individuals.

 

Announcements

ODE and Sage Publications are pleased to announce that The American Economist is now available online at americaneconomist.org. New members can access their online subscription in the “Subscribe” section of the AE website, by entering their ODE member number (located on the member card given by their chapter at induction) and setting up their account.

ODE Superstars

ODE is pleased to announce the winners of the annual paper competitions. The winner of the Irving Fisher Award for 2015 is Jia Wang of the university of Oklahoma for “Do Economic Development Incentives Crowd Out Public Expenditures in US States?.” The winner of the Frank W. Taussig undergraduate award is Kelly M. Lee of Georgia College & State University for “Does Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Affect Employment?”

Our 2016 Distinguished Advisor award goes to David Chaplin, chapter advisor of the chapter of ODE at Northwest Nazarene University.

Paul Romer of New York University received the 2016 John R. Commons Award. His lecture, “The Trouble with Macroeconomics” was delivered to a packed house.

Deadlines

April 30, 2016

  1. Chapter reporting form - Return this form to the Central Office. Information given to us in this form will be posted on this website. Any outstanding grant reports for Fall 2015 grants should be received no later than this date as well
  2. Proposals for Chapter Project Grants for the fall of 2016
May 15, 2016
Deadline for submitting form to present papers at the Graduate Student Session and Chapter Advisor Session in Chicago in January 2017 at the Allied Social Sciences Association meeting.
June 15, 2016
NEW Deadline for submitting papers for the Fisher and Taussig article awards.
Omicron Delta Epsilon is proud to be a member of ACHS
Association of College Honor Societies