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!


Upcoming Events



June 17

Professor Daniele Tavani heads to the University of Bamberg in Germany to lead a 2-day "Microeconomic Foundations for Classical and Post-Keynesian Economics" workshop. Information about the workshop can be found here: https://www.uni-bamberg.de/en/bamberg-graduate-schools-promotionsprogramme/promotionskolleg-makrooekonomik/events/bagbem-research-workshop-microeconomic-foundations-for-classical-and-post-keynesian-economics/

June 15

PhD student Manuel Cruz Luzuriaga heads to the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College in New York to attend the tenth Hyman P. Minsky Summer Seminar. The Seminar will provide a rigorous discussion of both the theoretical and applied aspects of Minsky’s economics, with an examination of meaningful prescriptive policies relevant to the current economic and financial outlook. It will also provide an introduction to Wynne Godley’s stock-flow consistent modeling methods via hands-on workshops. More information about the seminar can be found here: http://www.levyinstitute.org/news/minsky-summer-seminar-2019