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The Department of Economics is committed to excellence in teaching and research. Our goal is to provide our students with analytic skills and a breadth of economic understanding that prepares them for careers in business or government or for further study in economics, law, or public policy. Our faculty are frequent recipients of teaching awards, publish regularly in prestigious professional journals, and several serve as editors of professional journals.
 

At the undergraduate level, we offer a bachelor's degree in economics and one in international trade and finance through the E. J. Ourso College of Business and a bachelor's degree in economics through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students can choose a concentration in quantitative economics, and non-majors can obtain a formal minor in economics (through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences). The department is pleased to participate in the University’s Honors Program. At the graduate level, we offer MS and PhD degrees in economics and a Certificate in Econometrics​.

More detailed information about our programs and the department can be found in the links above, and further information about the study of Economics can be found at the American Economic Association’s sites for undergraduate and graduate study of economics.

Announcements:

After 15 years of service to the Economics Department as Chair, Professor Robert Newman has decided to step down as Chair effective August of this year.  The Economics Department has begun a search for a new chair and has solicited nominations for Chair from the Department faculty.  College bylaws invite department constituents (Department staff and instructors, Economics & ITF students, Economics & ITF alumni, and employers) to contribute to the process of selecting the Department Chair.  Department constituents should email WD McMillin (eodoug@lsu.edu) if you have comments or suggestions.  The Department will meet Monday, April 23, 2018 to select a new Department Chair so comments/suggestions should be received by Friday, April 20, 2018. 

The Department is pleased that Dr. Daniel Keniston​ will join the Department as an Associate Professor this coming Fall semester. Dr. Keniston received his Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T. and is currently in the Economics Department at Yale University. His research and teaching focus is development economics.​

The Department is also pleased to announce that Ms. Abigail Peralta, who is completing her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University, and Mr. Barton Willage, who is completing his Ph.D. at Cornell University, will join the Department as Assistant Professors this coming Fall semester. Ms. Peralta's focus is public economics, political economy, development economics, and experimental economics.​ Mr. Willage's focus is health economics, public economics, and applied microeconomics.

For regularly updated information from the Department, please visit our Facebook page​. ​​​​

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