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UT Economics Club Wins iOme Financial Literacy Challenge and $12,000

Econ Club Wins

A plan developed by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students that would help remove barriers and create incentives for the millennial generation to save more money has won a national financial literacy challenge. The UT Economics Club won the 2012-2013 iOme Challenge, which includes a $12,000 cash prize and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to present their entry to members of Congress and other policy makers at the Women�s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) conference this April.

This is the first time that UT has participated in the four-year-old event. Ken Baker, a senior lecturer in the UT Department of Economics, was the team�s faculty adviser and will receive a $2,000 cash prize.

To view UT�s winning essay and video, visit the iOme website.

2013 Haslam College of Business Awards Banquet

Three members of the Department of Economics earn prestigious honors.

Members of the Department of Economics participated in this year's Love Your Libraries 5k Run on Saturday, March 2. As a team, they collected two plaques (Largest Team and Fastest Team Overall) and several other individual awards. As a department they donated a combined $300 to the UT Libraries.

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