URPE 50th Anniversary Conference

2018 UWE Conference

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Undergraduate Women in Economics

Graduate Students diversity in Econ

Dr. Paul Krugman, Dr. Bob Keller and Dr. Cher Li

Dr. Tavani explaining economics

Foreign Trade University graduation

More than an academic department: a learning community.



The goal of the Department of Economics is to build a learning community that supports the intellectual development and professional aspirations of both students and faculty. Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer courses that cover an unusually wide range of economic thought, including neo-classical economics, Keynesian economics, institutional economics, Marxian economics and feminist economics.
We want our students to become critical thinkers who understand the debates about economic methodology and policy as well as the techniques of economic analysis.

Our faculty members have active research agendas and substantial scholarly records; nonetheless, our students are our first priority. We constantly strive to improve our teaching programs, and our faculty have won many teaching and advising awards. Our PhD program provides many opportunities for students to interact with faculty and to work with them on research projects. We have had an excellent track record in job placements for our graduate students. The department chair is always glad to meet prospective and current students, and to answer their questions – stop by any time!



March 20

It may be Spring Break but our professors are still hard at work! This weekend Professor Ed Barbier will be the Keynote speaker at an international economics workshop in Reims, France: Economics and the environment since the 1950s – History, methodology and philosophy. Professor Barbier’s keynote address is titled: “From limits to growth to planetary boundaries: How the concept of natural resource scarcity has evolved.” The workshop is organized by the journal Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in political economy and the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne. The workshop is devoted to the contemporary history of environmental issues in economics, along with the acknowledgment of the discipline from a marginal specialization of a few pioneers to a recognized academic field. Since 1974 the journal Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in political economy has been publishing papers on history of economic thought, economic philosophy, and also papers overlapping fields of history of economic thought and contemporary economic theory or economic history.

March 15

Have a great Spring Break!