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Advancing Economics

The Kautz-Uible Economics Institute creates opportunities for enhanced learning and growth for students, faculty, and alumni of the University of Cincinnati's Department of Economics. Established in 1982 as the Hewett-Kautz Fund, the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute's mission has steadily expanded and continues its transformational impact. The institute supports a range of activities and initiatives, including:

  • A fellowship program, which offers scholarships and the Caroline M. Kautz book prize to outstanding economics students;

  • An annual lecture series presented by prominent economists;

  • Annual domestic and international travel opportunities for undergraduate and graduate student groups;

  • Women in Economics initiative, which provides scholarships and mentoring to economics students;

  • A research initiative, which provides faculty-supervised research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students;

  • A Pathways to Success initiative, which offers mentoring, scholarships, and study-related travel opportunities to students who belong to groups that have been historically underrepresented among economics majors at UC;

  • An international scholar program, which financially supports the economics department's hosting of a reputed international scholar for up to a year;

  • Faculty recruitment and retention through the establishment of chair professorships.

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The Kautz fellowship program empowered me to think broadly about the application of economics outside of the classroom. As a result, I developed a lasting passion for the economic principles that were the focus of my undergraduate studies, and I apply those principles daily in my practice as an antitrust lawyer.

Amanda (Birck) Wait
Kautz-Uible Fellow, 1998-2000
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Washington, DC