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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 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.

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  • Mitra gives keynote at Workshop in Economic Research at IIM, Bangalore

    Mitra gives keynote at Workshop in Economic Research at IIM, Bangalore

    At the Workshop in Economic Research (WiER) at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, presented his paper, "The Effects of Trade Reforms: Evidence and Lessons from Developing Asia."
     
    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 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."
     
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