An established legacy of excellence since 1935

The Department of Economics combines commitments to high-quality research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The department has celebrated more than 80 years of service in education and developing researchers and continues its innovative practices in response to the changing world.

The department supports the teaching, research, and service missions of the University and the Bryan School of Business and Economics. The Department’s undergraduate courses and programs prepare students for the competitive global marketplace, career and professional development, and graduate education. Its innovative graduate programs, the M.A. in Applied Economics and the Ph.D. in Economics with a focus on applied microeconomics, provide students with a mastery of advanced empirical and analytical methods so they can conduct high-quality research and contribute to the knowledge base in business, government, non-profit, and research settings.

The Department conducts high-quality, nationally recognized research that supports its academic programs, promotes economic understanding and fosters economic development in the Triad, North Carolina, and the broader economy.

Meet the Department Head

Dr. Jeremy Bray

Department Head and Professor

Bridging research and the classroom

As part of a Carnegie classified High-Research Activity University, economics faculty bridge research engagement with classroom instruction. The faculty is comprised of both macro-focused and micro-focused economists with a strong research core in applied economics. Faculty research activities include publications in top-tier economics and field journals, sponsored research from private and public funding agencies, and professional service activities.

Faculty are highly engaged in mentoring students at all program levels, and offer co-authorship opportunities to advanced students. Both faculty and students are encouraged to participate in conferences, professional development workshops, research presentations, pursue grant opportunities, and serve in research assistantships. The department’s winning record of sponsored research activities such as grants from the National Institute for Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) explores relevant, innovative research.

Working Papers at RePEc IDEAS

Exploring new ideas

The Economics Brown Bag Series invites faculty, students, and researchers to present and discuss ongoing research or working papers. These projects are typically in a developmental stage which allows for conversation and the exchange of new perspectives. Attendees are invited to bring their own ‘brown bag’ lunch and enjoy the fellowship of their peers.

The Economics Seminar Series is geared to broaden professional networking opportunities and foster collaboration with students, colleagues, and researchers in the field of economics and related areas of study. Attendees are presented numerous research topics as guest speakers discuss published works from peer-reviewed economics or field journals.  These events provide an opportunity to hear about the outcomes and processes behind top research in a forum which invites questions and open discourse. Seminars are open to the public.

Economics Seminars Archive

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Crossing borders and disciplines

Economics offers a unique opportunity to blend multiple areas of study in both education and research. With its balanced micro-focused and macro-focused faculty, the department engages in frequent collaborations including international partnerships. These collaborations include cross-disciplinary research teams, co-authored papers, sponsored grants, lectures, international travel for professional and student development, and building reciprocal relationships with institutions abroad.

  • Dr. Doraty Newbury-Birch, Professor of Alcohol and Public Health Research at Teeside University (Middlesbrough, England) has been recognized as an Adjunct Professor of Economics at UNC Greensboro.
  • The Bryan School partners with the Geary Institute for Public Policy at  University College Dublin to offer a summer study abroad excursion for undergraduates majoring in economics. Similar to the UNC Greensboro’s Economics Seminar Series, the Geary Institute hosts a seminar series spanning a variety of economic and related topics, and has made these seminars available to UNC Greensboro faculty and students.


Phone: (336) 256-1010

Fax: (336) 334-5580


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Mailing Address

Department of Economics
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Physical Address

Suite 462, Bryan Building
516 Stirling Street
Greensboro, NC 27412-0001