• Department of Economics is pleased to announce the department's newest hire, Dr. Younoh Kim. Dr. Kim recently received her Ph.D. from University of Southern California and her primary research interests are development, health, labor and demograpic economics. Her dissertation examines the determinants of chronic health conditions and explains their persistence using the Indonesian Family Life Survey. She will be teaching courses in microeconomics and economic statistics.
  • Department of Economics is happy to announce that Dr. Donald Pearson, Emeritus Professor of Economics, has recently established The Donald W. Pearson Scholarship in Economics. The scholarship is for an annual award to be made to an Economic Major or Minor with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (overall and in economics courses) with preference given to students in Honors program and/or with international study experience. The first year for the award will be academic year beginning in September 2013, and the first year's award will be $500.
  • The Department of Economics welcomes Dr. James Saunoris who is joining the department beginning of Fall 2012. Dr. Saunoris received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. His primary research interests are in the applied areas of public finance and open-economy macro/monetary economics. His research has been published/forthcoming in economic journals such as Journal of Policy Modeling, Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy and Journal of Economic Studies. Dr. Saunoris will be teaching classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in macroeconomics.
  • The Department of Economics Award Ceremony was held on April 2, 2012, 3:30 pm in the Student Center. Check out the awards program and photo album from 2012 Awards Ceremony

2012 Awards Program

Photo Album

  • The formal agreement between EMU and Wuhan creates a pipeline for Wuhan University students-both graduate and undergraduate-who want to study computer science, GIS and economics at EMU. For more information check the following link: EMU China Partnership

  • After 32 years of service, Dr. John Edgren have retired effective on August 2011.

  • The Department of Economics Award Ceremony was held on April 4, 2011, 3:00 pm in the new Student Center. Check out the awards program and photo album from 2011 Awards Ceremony

2011 Awards Program

Photo Album


Check out the department newsletters below. They contain information about the news about events as well as faculty and student accomplishments.

2010 - 2011 (Updated on April 26th, 2011)

2009 - 2010


WINTER 2012        
Neslihan Uler (UM) "Luck or Effort: Social Norms in the US and Europe"
3.30 pm
Jennifer Rice (EMU) Measuring Physician Adoption and Usage of Electronic Medical Records
3.30 pm
FALL 2011      
Jim Thornton (EMU) Economics of Wine Industry 11/29/11

3.30 pm

Rebecca Tomasik (WMU) Time Zone-Related Continuity and Synchronization Effects on Bilateral Trade Flows
1.00 pm
PH 401
Jennifer Ward-Batts (WSU) "Compulsory Schooling in Turkey, Educational Attainment, and the Gender Gap"
4.00 pm
PH 407
WINTER 2011  
Darin Jensen (UIC) "Structural Shifts in Stock Market Indices using Semblance Analysis"
Satis Devkota (WSU) "Effects of Increase in Average Income and Education on Income Related Inequality in Physician Service Utilization"