Student Organizations

Economics Club

The Economics Club is a platform to connect current economics undergraduate students with graduate students, alumni, and other professionals working in relevant fields. The club promotes professional development through events and networking and creates a community of economics undergraduates. Undergraduates interested in joining as general body members should email

Economic Policy Issues Colloquium (E.P.I.C)

E.P.I.C. is a student-run undergraduate economics group for students interested in more diverse policy issues in areas that include, but are not limited to labor economics, health economics, environmental economics, economic development, the economics of education, and the economics of crime. The group seeks to raise awareness of non-finance related fields in economics, and to introduce students to diverse perspectives in the discipline. 

Monthly meetings alternate between invited speakers, panel discussions of current events, and presentations of ongoing research by undergraduate and graduate students. Ultimately, the group hopes to be a force for change, attracting more diverse groups to the field of economics, and creating a community for a diverse network of students who will be future leaders in the field of economic policy.

The faculty advisors are Barbara Morgan and Nick Papageorge. There is a diverse student Steering Committee. The content of E.P.I.C. seminars is driven by student interest. Events attract 30-40 students per session, over half of whom are women. Recent events have focused on:

  • the economics of culture, 
  • the economics of childcare provision, 
  • the social safety net and the pandemic, 
  • international migration, 
  • NeuroEconomics,
  • and presentations of senior theses.

Marshal L. Salant Investment Team

The Marshal L. Salant Investment Team provides students with hands-on experience managing securities in a portfolio that operates as part of the University endowment. Members develop their oral presentation skills by creating pitches for critique by team members and other audience members. The team aims to outperform the most relevant benchmark, the S&P 500, and it has been successful in doing so since inception.

The team also commits tens of thousands of dollars to supporting financial aid. A portion of the portfolio is withdrawn annually to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students in the Schools of Engineering and Arts and Sciences.

Smart Women Securities at JHU

The Johns Hopkins University chapter of Smart Woman Securities was founded in 2018. They are the university’s only all-women investment team. Team members represent diverse majors from both the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering.