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The American Economist

Applying for Omicron Delta Epsilon Membership

To become a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, you must be currently enrolled and apply for membership through the chapter at your school, and you must fulfill the eligibility requirements set out below.

The minimum requirements for admission for undergraduates are:

  • completion of 12 credit hours of economics courses; and
  • attainment of a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better in economics courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • in the case of colleges or universities with an Honors Program in Economics, attainment of B-grade work or better.
  • for institutions that do not have a credit-hour system, a candidate must stand in the upper one-third of the students studying economics and must have completed principles and have studied intermediate economic theory.
  • for universities organized on the British System, prospective members must have Junior standing or higher and must be in residence at least one semester.
  • Students should be making the study of economics one of their major interests.

The minimum requirements may be raised by local chapters.

Graduate students in economics are judged solely on their graduate work. They must have:

  • completed one semester of full-time work, with a major or minor in economics; and
  • attainment of a GPA of 3.0 or better.

There are no admission requirements for faculty members. All are eligible and welcome to join a chapter. Chapters may also elect honorary members. These candidates must be persons of high ethical and professional standards.

No one shall be denied membership because of sex, race, color, creed or national origin.

A life-membership fee of $40 is paid by each prospective member of Omicron Delta Epsilon upon election to the Society. In return, the member receives a membership card, scroll and free on-line access to The American Economist. The purchase of the official key or pin by the initiates is optional but highly encouraged (see the merchandise page).

To apply for membership, print and complete this form (PDF format) and give it to your ODE faculty advisor, or if you have received an invitation from your advisor, register here.

 

Announcements

ODE Outstanding Student Leadership Award - Chapter advisors, the February 1 deadline for nominations will be here before you know it. Each year up to three winners are chosen to receive ODE Honor Medallions to recognize students who assume active leadership roles in their ODE chapters. Nominations are made by chapter advisors. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize a deserving student and ODE member.

The winner of the 2023 Michael Szenberg Prize for the best article published in The American Economist in 2023 is Jens Schubert of the University of Delaware. The winning article, "The Effect of Gender on Study Effort: Nudges Versus Market Incentive," was published in Volume 68, Vol. 1. (March 2023)

ODE SUPERSTARS
Mario Solis-Garcia received the 2023 Distinguished Advisor Award for his outstanding service as advisor to the Macalester chapter of ODE.

The winner of the ODE Graduate Research Award for 2023 is Jancy Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology). Jancy will receive a check for $2,000 and the opportunity to submit the winning paper for publication in The American Economist.

The 2023 ODE Undergraduate Research Paper prize of $1,000 went to Charles Hunt of Lycoming College. His chapter will also receive $200 in his name.

Omicron Delta Epsilon is proud to be a member of ACHS
Association of College Honor Societies