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.
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 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.
Students and faculty are highly encouraged to participate in professional conferences, development workshops, the Economics Brown Bag Series which promotes discourse for ongoing research, service in research assistantships, and the Economics Seminar Series events which hosts speakers presenting published works.
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 of the outcomes and process behind top research while questions and open discourse are encouraged. Seminars are open to the public.Working Papers at RePEc IDEAS. Archived Economics Seminars
Part of the Department’s mission is to support international collaboration for education and research. This includes faculty engagement in research, co-authored papers, grant proposals, international travel, lecturing, and building reciprocal relationships with institutions abroad. The Bryan School has partnered with the Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin to offer a summer study abroad excursion for undergraduates majoring in economics.