Student Trips

Kautz-Uible Fund supports multiple educational trips each year for undergraduate and graduate (MS) students. 

Each Spring, the undergraduate students travel to a major city of economic activities such as New York City, Chicago or Washington D. C. and visit major hubs of economic activities such as headquarters of major corporations and international organizations, Federal Reserves and Stock Exchanges. All members of the Undergraduate Economics Society are eligible to participate.  All expenses are paid for by the Kautz Uible Fund.

Each Summer, five of the graduate (MA) students travel to Norway to participate in the Graduate Summer School at the Norwegian School of Economics. The students learn about Environmental and Resource Economics and visit major Norwegian corporations, while in the Summer School. The Kautz Uible Fund pays for a substantial portion of the expenses.

In March 2017, twelve undergraduate and graduate students participated in the National Association of Business Economists (NABE) conference in Washington, D.C. All travel expenses were paid for by the Kautz-Uible Fund.

In December 2017, a group of undergraduate economics students will participate in a study abroad program to India. A substantial part of the expenses will be paid for by the Kautz-Uible Fund.

Kautz-Uible Norway Trip 2016-17

Summer in Norway: Dan Hedin, Dung Phuong Tran, Bret Gitar, and Josh Krahenbuhl posing by a fjord in Bergen


"We had the rare opportunity to be on the trading floor of the NYSE, where we saw the opening bell and met with a Senior Manager from Morgan Stanley Smith Barney."

Christopher Randall, President of the Undergraduate Economics Society (2011-12)

"The academic curriculum in Norway was rigorous. Two lectures, twice a day on topics such as Norwegian petroleum management, natural gas markets, economic theory of natural resources, electricity markets and corporate responsibility."

Jon McCarthy, MA in Applied Economics (2010-11)


Domestic Kautz-Uible Trips

  • 2016-17 New York City
  • 2015-16 Washington D.C.
  • 2014-15 New York City
  • 2013-14 Chicago
  • 2012-13 New York City
  • 2011-12 Chicago   
  • 2010-11 Washington, D.C.
  • 2009-10 Chicago

International Exchange

Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

  • 2016-17: Eric Bosse, Kiran Ghadiali, Bret Gitar, Dan Hedin, Josh Krahenbuhl and Dung Phuong Tran
  • 2015-16: Kevin Bittner, Shae Brennan, Bryce Collins and Chloe Newmann
  • 2014-15: Dinushki DeLivera, Shaye Kurdziel, Dan Russ, Huibin Weng and Elizabeth Wylie
  • 2013-14: Chris Randall
  • 2012-13: Luke Fuller and Michael Zola
  • 2011-12: Eric Hickman and Jon McCarthy  
  • 2010-11: Erich Voss, Lawrence Emembolu, Kseniya Slynko, Yinqiao Fan and Zach Koons
  • 2009-10: Yan Li, Saurabh Niraula, Alex Boerger, Susan Kayser and Nick Puncer