Welcome to the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics offers a diverse set of courses that cover standard fields such as micro and macro theory, labor, public finance, regional and development economics. The department is particularly strong in the areas of environmental and experimental economics, with six active faculty members in each area.

The Department of Economics offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.

The objectives of the Department of Economics are:

  1. to provide the basic institutional and theoretical knowledge required for the understanding of the functioning of the American economy and the world economy and for the understanding and analysis of current economic issues and problems
  2. to develop the institutional and theoretical knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to prepare students for careers in business and government as managers and researchers on social and business problems
  3. to prepare students who seek to become professional economists and/or economic educators for graduate school