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Our Economics Community

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni come together to form a strong, dynamic, and closely-connected community — a community that reflects the Tepper School of Business values, and where we hope you will thrive.

We offer outstanding opportunities for leadership and career development through a program consisting of four components: leadership development, career exploration, skill development, and student organizations. 

Student clubs and organizations are an important part of the undergraduate economics program, as they define a key component of student life here on campus and offer opportunities to be involved both at Carnegie Mellon and in the greater Pittsburgh community.

Our students are active participants in clubs and organizations, including more than 300 clubs and organizations sponsored by Carnegie Mellon student organizations and extracurricular activities.

Community Reading List

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Economics Student Clubs


Economics Research Club

We are a group of undergraduates interested in economic research. Our primary goal is to create a forum where students can engage with economic research alongside their peers in a relaxed setting. There are no requirements to join and students are welcome to engage in however many of the group's activities they find interesting. 



Economics-Student Advisory Committee

The undergraduate economics program's Student Advisory Council (E-SAC) is an umbrella organization whose mission is to provide feedback on undergraduate issues including curriculum, course scheduling, events, and professional development, and to organize social and meta-curricular events for our community. Join us at our monthly meetings.

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Recent Symposiums

  • A round table discussion with alumnus Edward C. Prescott (co-recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economics with current faculty member Finn Kydland).
  • Professors Laurence Ales and Marvin Goodfriend discussion "Thomas Piketty's Capital: Why is a 700 Page Economics Book Receiving So Much Attention?"
  • Professor Martin Gaynor's talk "Economics at the Federal Trade Commission: A Year on the Front Lines."

Recent Workshop Topics

  • Transforming from student to professional.
  • Choosing a senior honors thesis topic and adviser.
  • Statistical programming software.
  • Data visualization.
  • Data structures.


Equilibrium is a club open to all individuals, regardless of gender, race, or national origin, who support the advancement of women in the field of economics.

Moneythink Team


CMU teaches financial literacy to 6-12 graders in Pittsburgh public and charter schools, and to youth in the foster care system.

Our chapter has brought meaningful and innovative changes to the national Moneythink model and has won a national award. 

Read About Last Year's Finnovation Challenge