Welcome to the Department of Economics
Members of our faculty are known nationally and internationally for their applied microeconomic research on issues of public policy relevance.
We have a high-quality undergraduate program within which we have two alternative tracks,
BS. In both tracks we provide a strong foundation in micro- and macroeconomics through our introductory and intermediate
courses, which is followed by more specialized courses or electives. Undergraduates can choose from a wide range of electives in International Economics, Labor Economics, Public Economics, Urban Economics, Health Economics, Development Economics and
Econometrics. There is an
Economics Association, sponsored by the Department and run by students with advice from faculty. Students are also eligible for Omicron
Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor society) and awards for academic distinction.
Graduate Program (PhD and Masters) reflects the Department's strengths in
International Economics (International Trade and Economic Development),
Urban Economics, and
Econometrics. A distinguishing feature of our Ph.D. program is that we have a tradition of providing guidance and support that
helps students learn how to shape their work in ways that facilitate publication in peer-reviewed journals. As a result, many of our students publish papers from their dissertations in select journals.
What careers follow after an economics degree?
- WE ARE PLEASED TO WELCOME Alex Rothenberg TO THE FACULTY (Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 2012). Alex is joining the department after spending five years at RAND in Washington DC.
- Professor Jales received an Award of Excellence from his contribution to Emerald Publishing. ' Identification and Estimation Using a Density
Discontinuity Approach' published in Advances in
Econometrics 38 has been selected by the editorial team as an Outstanding
Author Contribution in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards. His chapter was
chosen as a winner as it is one of the most exceptional pieces of work the team
has seen throughout 2017. Congrats Hugo!!
- Congratulations to John Yinger,Trustee Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, has been selected as APPAM's 2017 Steven D.
Gold Award recipient. The award recognizes a person who has made a significant contribution to public financial management in the field of intergovernmental relations and state and local finance and is given annually by the Association of Public Policy
Analysis and Management (APPAM).