About the Department

The Department of Economics is rapidly approaching the top 10 programs nationally. It is broadly focused on econometrics, micro and macroeconomic theory, and applied economics, with distinctive collaborations across these boundaries. Faculty research encompasses the broad fields of finance, international trade, development, public sector studies, law, business and monetary economics, with specialized scholarship focused on environmental and ecological economics, cultural, agricultural and natural resource economics, education, racial inequality, and labor and economic demography. The department is home to approximately 700 undergraduate students, making economics one of the most popular majors on campus, and our graduate programs have approximately 221 students working toward a master's degree or Ph.D. Both students and faculty are supported by a helpful and caring staff, who are dedicated to the department's success.

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Economics recognizes that building a diverse community is essential to its mission of excellence in teaching and research.

The Department is committed to ensure that its processes and practices are inclusive and fair. The Department aims to work creatively to develop policies, programs, and strategies designed to encourage greater participation of students from historically under-represented groups in the department’s programs and to maximize opportunities to hire and successfully support scholars from historically under-represented groups as faculty members.