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Economics Honor Society

Lycoming College Economics Honor Society: Omicron Delta Epsilon


The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are:

  1. The recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics;
  2. The establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities;
  3. The publication of its official journal, The American Economists; and
  4. The sponsoring of panels at professional meetings as well as the Irving Fisher and Frank W. Taussig competitions


Omicron Delta Epsilon, one of the world's largest academic honor societies, was created through the merger of two honor societies, Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon.

Omicron Delta Gamma was founded in 1915 by John Commons, University of Wisconsin and Frank Taussig, Harvard University.

Omicron Chi Epsilon was founded in 1955 by Alan A. Brown while he was a student at City College of New York.

Omicron Delta Epsilon has over 560 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, and France

Local Chapter's Name: MU (was founded in 1968)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mehrdad Madresehee (since fall of 1987)