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?
Lovely comments on Trump's trade sanctions on China in AP
Lovely discusses fairness of Chinese automobile tariffs in CNN Money
Mitra article on India, Trump's tariffs published in Indian Express
Ph.D. students on the job market
Recent job placements
’12 MPA/IR, ’13 MA (Econ)
Selina Carter is an economic consultant for strategic planning and development effectiveness at the Inter-American Development Bank.
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'76 MA (Econ)
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'11 MA (Econ)/ '11 MPA
Chas Alamo lives in Acobamba, Junín, Perú, where he serves as a
United States Peace Corps member. Alamo joined the Peace Corps to be a community economic development volunteer in the high Peruvian
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'92 BA (PSc & Econ)
Meek is the chairman and co-founder of SoldierSocks.com and senior director of global relationship management at S&P Global.
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