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 pleased that Dr. Quinkun Zhou will join the Department as a senior Assistant Professor this coming Fall semester. Dr. Zhou's research and teaching focus is on theoretical and applied econometrics..
The Department will host the Spring 2017 Mid-West Macroeconomics Conference from Friday, May 19 - Sunday May 21.
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