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  • 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, BA and 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.

    The Graduate Program (PhD and Masters) reflects the Department's strengths in  Labor EconomicsPublic EconomicsInternational Economics (International Trade and Economic Development), Urban Economics, and EconometricsRecent job placements of our graduates regularly include research oriented positions in higher education, government and private industry. Our graduates also frequently publish papers from their  dissertations in select journals

    Recent Highlights:

    Welcome to our new faculty:  

    Carmen Carrión-Flores, Research Assistant Professor from SUNY Binghamton
    Yulong Wang, Assistant Professor from Princeton University   

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    Revised 12/17

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    Mitra explains how trade spurred growth in Asia at ADBI conference

    Mitra explains how trade spurred growth in Asia at ADBI conference

    Devashish Mitra, participated in the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) conference on Making Trade Inclusive. Mitra answered questions on how trade has spurred growth in Asia, what difficulties have emerged when adjusting to competition in world markets, and how governments can help ease those adjustments.
    Lovely discusses Trump's trip to Asia on NPR

    Lovely discusses Trump's trip to Asia on NPR

    Mary Lovely participated in a panel on the NPR program, 1A. In the segment, "Fair Trade And Fair Play: President Trump’s Pitch For Trade In Asia," the panel discussed President Trump's trip to Asia and what his proposal could mean for the U.S. and abroad.
    Lovely discusses the US trade deficit on Marketplace

    Lovely discusses the US trade deficit on Marketplace

    Mary Lovely, professor of economics, helps explain the connection between trade gaps and budget deficits on the Marketplace segment "Taxes, trade deficits and peanut butter."