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Rebecca Sulock accepting her diploma from her parents, Joe Sulock, Economics Department and Dot Sulock, Math Department.As a discipline, economics blends quantitative skills and logical rigor with historical and institutional analysis in considering a broad range of social and policy issues. UNC Asheville’s Economics Department is dedicated to close student-faculty interaction in and out of the classroom and to helping our students achieve their educational and career objectives. All of our students undertake research projects, some of which have been published in professional journals, in close collaboration with members of the faculty.




The 30th Annual Economic Crystal Ball Seminar: The Business and Financial Outlook through 2015: State, National and International Implications, will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in the Lipinsky Hall Auditorium. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m., Economic Outlook at 7:00 p.m., Financial Outlook at 7:30 p.m. and Question-and-Answer period at 8:00 p.m. The program features two distinguished guest speakers, David W. Berson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Nationwide Insurance, and James F. Smith, Ph.D., Chief Economist at Parsec Financial.

The Economic Outlook will focus on inflation, employment, interest rates, the strength of the dollar and the housing market.

The Financial Outlook will explore the implications of Federal Reserve policy for financial markets. Various investments will be addressed, with an emphasis on interest rates and the bond market.

There is no admission cost for the seminar. Spaces are limited. Please register by contacting Kimberly Moore at or by phoning 828-251-6550.

Sponsored by Parsec Financial and UNC Asheville Department of Economics.