The Economics Department provides a rigorous, broad, and critical program in theoretical and empirical economics. Our faculty provide a thorough grounding in economic theory and quantitative methods, as well as applications as traditional as macroeconomics and international trade, or as new as economic analysis of law and health economics. Students learn to analyze economic phenomena, evaluate policy debates, and assess the social and political implications of economic activities throughout the world.

Welcome to Our Department

Our primary mission in the Economics Department is to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a rigorous, broad, and critical program in theoretical and empirical economics. In order to achieve this goal within our curriculum, our faculty:

Provide a thorough grounding in

  • Neoclassical economic theory
  • Modern quantitative methods
  • Application to the many fields of concentration

Compare and contrast alternative approaches and evidence in order to

  • Analyze economic phenomena
  • Evaluate policy debates
  • Assess the broader social and political implications and consequences of economic activity

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.

Stephen J. Spurr, Professor and Chair
Department of Economics
Economics

 

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