Student Organizations

Economics Student Association
ESA strives to create opportunities and experiences for our members to nurture their development as leading business professionals. We provide both academic and career support through a variety of events and services: tutoring and study groups, prominent speaker events, networking opportunities, career trips to various employment hubs, and more. We also host social events for members to interact with and get to know people in the UW community who share common interests. ESA serves to be a bridge connecting undergraduate economics majors with professionals, academics, and fellow students with similar interests. This group is open to anyone with an interest in economics.

Global Economic Forum
The GEF is a platform for students of UW-Madison and members of the Madison community to discuss current events and issues that are of vital importance to the global economy and politics. We pledge to offer insightful analysis with a global perspective. Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding of current events and global issues through the lens of economics. Our regular events include global reviews, economic forums, and the annual all-campus Future Conference. Our events are free to attend and open to all who are interested in the topics.

Women in Economics
WE (Women in Economics) strives to establish opportunities, ensure gender equality, and promote the growth and success of women in the field of economics. WE works to alleviate gender disparities and barriers within economics for women and to educate and improve the community through outreach, mentorship, and by facilitating conversations among women in the field at all levels. WE is open to any actively enrolled undergraduate student engaged in the study of economics at UW-Madison.


Equilibrium is UW-Madison’s undergraduate journal of economics produced by students. It showcases and summarizes research of economics undergraduate students as well as profiles of accomplished alumni and faculty. The journal is published on an annual basis in spring. There is also an opportunity for you to write online articles and research. To get involved with Equilibrium, whether it is graphic design, research, edition or writing, contact

Wisconsin Federal Reserve Challenge

The Fed Challenge encourages members to think critically about the components of the U.S. macroeconomy and the factors that influence that economy. Members work with Economics Department faculty to learn about the role of the Federal reserve in making and implementing monetary policy decisions. In addition to learning about policy, selected members have the opportunity to travel to Chicago to compete against other universities in the regional collegiate fed challenge competition. University teams play the role of monetary policymakers by analyzing economic conditions and recommending a course for monetary policy. This is a great way to learn about real-world economic policy with a little friendly competition tied in. Email with questions or to get more information.