The Department of Economics is an intellectually vibrant place for students and faculty. We are a research-intensive department committed to student learning. We offer a wide range of courses that provide critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, and we complement this coursework by engaging students with faculty-led research opportunities.

Our faculty members are engaged in research that contributes to addressing local and global challenges related to environmental resources, economic development, trade, health, sports, and tourism. The Department of Economics is ranked among the leading U.S. economics departments for research productivity, and is particularly strong in environmental and experimental economics. 

The Department of Economics is committed to fostering an economics profession that is open to all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or disability and believes that a diverse profession encourages the highest quality teaching and scholarship. Achieving this goal requires that we foster academic discourse in an intellectual environment that is respectful and collegial for all.