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About Us

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.

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.


The Department is hosting a free public seminar by Cornell University economist Robert H. Frank on Friday, Oct. 28 at 2:30pm in the BEC Auditorium.  The seminar is entitled "Success and Luck".

Together with the Center for Energy Studies, the Economics & Policy Research Group is co-hosting Energy Summit 2016 (Managing through Energy Challenges) on Wed. Oct. 26. Details about the Summit can be found here​    

Congratulations to Professor Fang Yang who was recently awarded a grant from the Social Security Administraiton!  She is principal investigator on the grant, and her co-investigators are Mariacristina De Nardi and Margherita Borella.  The focus of the grant is Social Insurance and Risks and Insurance over the Life Cycle for Singles and Couples.

Congratulations to Judy Collins was who recently promoted to Assistant to the Chair from Administrative Program Specialist-A! 

Economic​s Department to Host the Spring 2017 Mid-West Macroeconomics Conference from Friday, May 19 - Sunday May 21.​ ​  ​

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