First annual Nobel Prize lecture

Poster for the 2018 Nobel lecture

Theta of PA, the Temple University chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, inaugurated an annual lecture series about the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Honor of Alfred Nobel, co-sponsored by the Temple University Phi Beta Kappa chapter and the Temple Economics Society. Each lecture in the series will be delivered in October, shortly after the prize has been announced, by a Temple Economics Department faculty member with expertise in the area of that year’s prize.

The 2018 lecture was delivered on 19 October 2018 by Professor Charles E. Swanson, who gave an energetic, informative, and incisive talk about the winners, William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer, as well as their most prize-worthy contributions. The talk was very well attended (there were about 20 standees and almost every seat was taken in the 100-seat auditorium) and the question-and-answer session after the talk was lively.

Ben Salzer, president of the Temple Economics Society begins the event. Photo credit: Veronika Konovalova

Julia Flanagan, president of the Temple University chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, talks about Omicron Delta Epsilon. Photo credit: Alison Tintera

Matt Wray offers a few words from Phi Beta Kappa, with Dimitrios Diamantaras standing by. Photo credit: Alison Tintera

Charles Swanson begins the lecture. Photo credit: Veronika Konovalova

Charles Swanson during the lecture. Photo credit: Dimitrios Diamantaras

Dimitrios Diamantaras delivers closing remarks. Photo credit: Kali Nyland

Initiation ceremony on 19 April 2018

Twelve students were initiated into the Theta of PA chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon on Thursday, 19 April 2018. Photos from the ceremony, courtesy of Professor Donald Wargo, are shown below. The Theta of PA advisor, Professor Dimitrios Diamantaras, seen below with the students, is grateful to Professor Wargo as well as Professor Michael Leeds, economics department chair, and Professor William Stull, for participating in the ceremony.

New member Saskia Kercy

New member Marco Santoro

New member Kassandra Nevárez

New member Michael McDermott

New member Shunyu Li

New member Jack Leinhauser

New member Sean Dix

New member Elinor Dittes

The new members present at the ceremony with Theta of PA ODE chapter advisor Professor Dimitrios Diamantaras