Department of Economics

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


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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


As a Carnegie classified High-Research Activity University since 2008, UNCG faculty bridge research engagement with classroom instruction. The department’s faculty comprises of both macro-focused and micro-focused economists with a strong research core in applied microeconomics. Faculty research activities include publications in top-tier economic and field journals, sponsored research from private and public funding agencies, and professional service activities.

Opportunities for student development and research engagement are highly encouraged. This includes opportunities to participate in professional conferences, development workshops, the Economics Brown Bag Series, serving as a research assistant, or attending the Economics Seminar Series events. 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. Students learn about numerous topics of economic research as guest speakers present published works from peer-reviewed economics or field journals spanning a multitude of research interests. Attendees have the opportunity to hear of the outcomes and process behind top research while questions and open discourse are encouraged.

Working Papers at RePEc IDEAS. Archived Economics Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

No upcoming events are currently listed.


Thanks to the generosity of our programs’ donors and sponsors, a wide number of scholarship opportunities have been made available to reward exceptional student merit and to foster the continued pursuit of higher education by students with financial need. These opportunities are unique to the Bryan School and its economics programs.

Enrolled economics majors and graduate students may apply for these opportunities through the Bryan School scholarship application process. Awards for the next academic year have an application priority deadline of March 1st.  Financial Aid also provides a multitude of resources to UNCG students to help make their higher education more accessible for qualifying students.

Apply for Scholarships

Margaret Ingrao Bayse Scholarship
Betty C. & Robert C. Brooks Master’s Fellowship in Economics
Leonard L. Brown Scholarship
Amelia Storms Hopkins Scholarship
Economics Faculty Scholarship
Albert S. Keister Scholarship
Iris T. Schnitzer and Stephen M. Schnitzer Scholarship
Melinda Sanford Vialpando Scholarship
Wachovia Fellows Fund

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Economics Department was established in 2015 with the purpose to provide advice and counsel to the department on how it may better serve its students, the University a, d the economics profession.

The Advisory Board functions to:

  • Provide advice to the Department Chair in defining the vision that leads to the betterment of the Economics Department and its students.
  • Provide a network of experienced professionals with whom the department may collaborate.
  • Act as a sounding board for new initiatives and alternative strategies.
  • Serve as liaison between the academic leadership of the economics department and professionals in economics careers.
  • Strengthen the ties between the department and the business community, government agencies, and other potential employers of the graduates as well as providers of internship opportunities.

Serving Members

Mr. Keith Becker
Dr. Gordon Brady, Ph.D.
Mr. David Brown, Esq.
Mr. Kevin Davis
Dr. Christian Gregory, Ph.D.
Ms. Amelia Hopkins
Mr. David Jolley, Chairman
Dr. Brant Morefield, Ph.D.
Dr. Matthew Trombley, Ph.D.