About Omicron Delta Epsilon
Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The objectives of
Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in
economics, the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges
and universities, the publication of its official journal, The American Economist, and the sponsoring of
panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions.
Currently, Omicron Delta Epsilon has 578 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia,
the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, and the United Arab Emirates.
With such a broad international base, chapter activities vary widely, ranging from invited speakers,
group discussions, dinners, and meetings, to special projects such as review sessions and tutoring
for students in economics. Omicron Delta Epsilon plays a prominent role in the annual Honors Day
celebrations at many colleges and universities.
St. Olaf College's Beta Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon will aim to build a bridge between the
economics faculty and students, actively providing input and assistance as needed to improve
departmental events; they will also publish an in-house economics journal, encouraging, reviewing,
and selecting original work from economics students at the college.
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