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!



January 19

Pictured below: Fall 2017's visiting professor Dr. Steve Pressman receiving the Ludwig Mai Service Award at the ASSA conference in Philadelphia 1/5-1/7/18. The Ludwig Mai Service Award has been presented periodically to a person who has rendered exceptional service to the ASE. This year’s recipient of the Ludwig Mai Service Award is Professor Steve Pressman. Steve is a former Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. Steve has rendered exceptional services to the Association in different roles. He has served on the Board of Trustee in 2000-2002, and then in 2013-2017. He was a Member of Best Papers Committee for the Past 50 Years for the Review of Social Economy in 2003-4. He has more recently chaired the selection committee of the ASE Treasurer, and the ASE Executive Director (twice). He was elected Vice President of the Association in December, and for the past few months he has been organising the 16th ASE World Congress with the title “Putting the Social Back into Economics” as well as the associated two-day summer school in social economics. The summer school and the World Congress will be held at the Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, on June 9-10 and June 11-13, 2018, respectively.