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We are one of the five core departments in the interdisciplinary minor in Urban Studies. The minor is grounded in the social sciences and allows students to focus on understanding the development, current status, and future of urban America, where more than 80 percent of the country's residents live.

 Moreland's article


 Dr. Moreland's article, "Income Inequality, Utility, and Optimal Income Taxation" has recently been published in Economics Bulletin.




It is our pleasure to announce that our Masters in Applied Econometrics program has been approved for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) classification effective Summer 2019. This new CIP classification will allow current and prospective graduate students graduating from this program to apply to a wider range of jobs, especially companies seeking students from STEM fields. Furthermore, international students completing this program will have the opportunity to stay in United States up to three years with approved documentation (OPT/CPT) rather than one year.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, please contact Graduate Coordinator Dr. Mehmet E. Yaya at


 Join us for a Meet & Greet to visit with economics professors outside of the classroom environment. Thursday, Sept. 27th from 3:30pm-5:00pm in room 408 Pray Harrold. Stop in for pizza, pop, and people! ECON majors, minors & interested welcome!

  Mehmet Yaya

Dr. Yaya's article, "Great Recession and Income Inequality: a State-level Analysis" has recently been published in the Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy.



       Annual Awards 

Save the date for the upcoming Annual Celebration of Student Achievement, April 10, 2019.



   Amani Rashid


We are excited to welcome Professor Amani Rashid, as she joins the Department this fall 2018. 





 Jonathan Kushner



Congratulations to all 2017-2018 graduates; featured here is Jonathan Kushner (double major in economics and psychology).