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The Department of Economics Faculty

Faculty in the Department of Economics are committed to both creative and innovative research and to supportive and challenging instruction in all areas of economics. The goal of the Department of Economics is the creation of a rich intellectual environment that supports and stimulates scientific inquiry of faculty and students alike. Faculty and student research focuses on a range of topics in applied economics including the areas of health, education, international, urban, forecasting and public economics. Moreover, the Department of Economics values public engagement and making the expertise of the department available and useful to the community.

A critical mass of faculty with interests in applied economics supports an active seminar series and graduate student summer research program, and next year we will add an applied economics lunch to provide our own faculty and graduate students expanded opportunities to present their work. These research activities will expand as we add in the coming years several new faculty to build upon existing areas of strength. Our shared commitment to conducting rigorous empirical analyses of important economic research questions fosters collaboration across as well as within research areas.

Faculty also work together to ensure an engaging and rigorous instructional program for graduate and undergraduate students. In addition, graduate students have extensive opportunities to work with faculty as research assistants, and undergraduates have opportunities through the honors program and through other venues to conduct research.

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