Celebrate the retirement of Professor Robert Keller with a gift in support of the newly established Keller Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Endowment

Seventh Annual AEA Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education

Undergraduate Women in Economics

Econ Alumni Scholarship winners Tyler Olson, Dr. Bernasek, & Lauren Burr

Graduate Students diversity in Econ

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

Getting REDI

Dr. Tavani explaining economics

Alumnus John Morris

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!


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May 24

CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Small, recipient of the 2017-18 Ozawa Scholarship! 👏🎉👏🎉👏🎉 Sarah is a 3rd year PhD student with a 3.9 GPA. The scholarship is awarded in recognition of Sarah’s insight, intellectual energy, and commitment to advancing global understanding and equality that characterized Dr. Ozawa’s own work. The Ozawa Scholarship was established in honor of Professor Emeritus Terry Ozawa. This award is intended for PhD students who have passed the QE, have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA in their graduate studies and are still enrolled in classes. Eligibility for this award also requires that students have presented a conference paper or participated in the ECON/DARE Graduate Workshop or the Western States Graduate Workshop.