Welcome to the Wayne State Economics Department!

The Wayne State Economics Department is actively engaged in teaching, research, and community service related to economics.

Our department offers the following programs.  

  • B.A. in Economimcs
  • B.A. in Mathematical Economics
  • Minor in Economics
  • M.A. in Economics
  • Ph.D. in Economics

Each program gives students a foundation for analyzing economic phenomena, understanding how economies work, and assessing economic policy proposals.  Graduates are well prepared for a variety of opportunities including graduate programs (medical school, law school, business school) and careers involving economic analysis.

Our faculty are engaged in a variety of research topics, which include:

  • Analysis of trucking and transportation.
  • Economic analysis of the effect of health care policy on the cost of care and health outcomes.
  • Analysis of pricing strategies of firms.
  • Effects of economic growth on income inequality
  • Predicting what kinds of events will affect oil prices

To learn more about our program and opportunities, browse through our website or make an appointment with one of our advisors:

We look forward to meeting you and talking with you about your future plans.

Kevin Cotter, Department Chair


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