Getting Involved

The Economics Department occasionally organizes extra-curricular activities, including field trips to economic and financial institutions, workshops on career and graduate school opportunities. Economics majors and minors are also actively involved in the following organizations:

MetroWest Economic Research Center (MERC)

The MetroWest Economic Research Center (MERC) at Framingham State University, established in 1991, collects and analyzes data related to economic conditions in several Massachusetts regions including the MetroWest and South Shore Cohesive Commercial Statistical Areas (CCSA) and the Greater Marlborough Region. MERC provides data and analyses on economic issues of vital interest to these regions. MERC analysis has proven critical for regional and town planning as well as for the retention and recruitment of businesses.
Students majoring or minoring in Economics can apply for valuable internship opportunities with MERC. For further information about the center, please visit: http://www.merc-online.org/.

International Honor Society for Economics (Omicron Delta Epsilon)

The Economics Department at Framingham State is an active member of Omicron Delta Epsilon—the International Honor Society for Economics. Induction ceremonies are carried out during the Spring semester of each academic year. Further information about Omicron Delta Epsilon can be found at: http://www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org/.

College Fed Challenge Team

The College Fed Challenge is an annual academic competition for university student teams hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

As a member of FSU’s team, you will conduct research and analyze economic conditions, and then present your analysis with a recommendation for monetary policy before a panel of judges. Participation in the College Fed Challenge competition can increase your awareness and understanding of the unique role of the Federal Reserve in the economy. It can also enhance your research, presentation and critical training skills.