URPE 50th Anniversary Conference

2018 UWE Conference

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Undergraduate Women in Economics

2019 CORE Workshop - Columbia University

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!


Upcoming Events



July 5

Check out this group shot of the crew who attended the 2019 CORE USA workshop “Transforming Economics Education in the United States” at Columbia University in New York this week! The two-day conference aimed to rethink the way introductory economics courses are taught, asking the questions: What needs to change in the introductory economics curriculum and how can CORE adapt its materials to better serve the needs of students and teachers in the US? The workshop features speakers, panel sessions, and smaller breakout sessions providing opportunities to collaborate with other instructors who are teaching similar courses in similar institutional environments. More on the CORE USA conference can be found here: https://www.core-econ.org/project/core-usa/

July 2

Professors Elissa Braunstein, Ray Miller, and Daniele Tavani are attending the 2019 Care Work and the Economy (CWE-GAM) Project Annual Meeting in Glasgow, Scotland. The Care Work and the Economy (CWE-GAM) Project is striving to reduce gender gaps in economic outcomes and enhance gender equality by illuminating and properly valuing the broader economic and social contributions of caregivers and integrating care in macroeconomic policymaking toolkits. The group works to provide policymakers, scholars, researchers and advocacy groups with gender-aware data, empirical evidence, and analytical tools needed to promote creative, gender-sensitive macroeconomic and social policy solutions. More information about CWE-GAM can be found here: https://research.american.edu/careworkeconomy/