Economics - News and Accolades

Department of Economics


News and Accolades

The Economics Department is pleased to award this year’s Departmental Honors to Malachi Moore!  We are honoring Malachi with this award for the exceptional analytical, communication, and writing skills that he consistently demonstrated during his time in the economics program.  When asked of their impressions of Malachi, the economics faculty frequently remarked on his excellent class presentations and research papers in our specialty courses.  Malachi consistently chose interesting topics, was articulate, and always well-organized.  The faculty also praised Malachi for his dedication and engagement during the pivot to online learning in 2020-21.  After graduation this spring, Malachi will enter the MS in Supply Chain and Logistics Management Program at CCSU.  We have no doubt that the skills that he continues to develop will position him for great success after CCSU.  We can’t wait to see the accomplishments and opportunities that await him then. Congratulations, Malachi! 

We are beyond proud of recent economics graduate Tyshaun James, who recently signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons! Congratulations, Tyshaun! 

Congratulations to Dr. Jared Ragusett, whose manuscript (co-authored with Dr. Michael Meeropol) was accepted for presentation at Hofstra University’s Conference on the Presidency of Barack Obama. Hofstra has hosted similar conferences on the administrations of each US President since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Scholars, journalists, policy makers, and administration officials will attend the conference to discuss the campaign, leadership, policy agenda, and legacy of the Obama Presidency. Congratulations!

The CCSU Economics Department was well represented at the recent Western Social Science Association Conference in Denver, Colorado.  Drs. Jared Ragusett, Alfredo Rosete, Samantha Schenck, and Carolyne Soper all presented their on-going research at the annual meeting.  The faculty were particularly excited about returning to an in-person conference after over two years, and it did not disappoint.  Well done!

Dr. Ragusett presenting Dr. Rosete presenting
Dr. Schenck presenting Drs. Ragusett, Rosete, Schenck, and Soper at conference

Congratulations to Ayesha Choudhery for being admitted with full scholarship to the American Economic Association Summer School! The Summer School is an intensive program for advanced undergraduates who would like to pursue further studies in economics.  What an accomplishment!

Despite the challenges related to the pandemic, several economics majors completed successful internships during the Spring 2022 semester. Pictured from left to right are: Dan Baribault, who interned with the Governor’s Office of the State of Connecticut;  Rahil Chaluwala, who interned with Pfizer; and Andy Xaysittiphone, who interned with BestLogic Staffing. Great job, guys!

Dan Baribault Rahil Chaluwala Andy Xaysittiphone