• 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 Economics, Public Economics, 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.

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  • Maxwell announces promotions, tenure for eight faculty

    The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is pleased to announce the promotion of eight distinguished individuals from Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology.

    Lovely discusses US-China trade war in NYT and on Bloomberg TV

    "Yes, we are now in a trade war," Mary Lovely told the New York Times, emphasizing two factors. First, the Trump administration is signaling that it will meet Chinese retaliation with further retaliation, and second, "the two sides are no longer engaged in productive talks to defuse tensions." She also spoke with Bloomberg TV about the U.S.-China trade conflict.

    Lovely weighs in on Trump's trade stance during G-7 summit in AP

    Mary Lovely was quoted in the Associated Press article "Why Trump’s combative trade stance toward allies poses risks." "People keep saying, ‘We’re going to pull back’ " from a trade war, says Lovely. "Unless there’s congressional intervention, it’s hard to see where this goes."
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