Students holding certificates with Dean Christy Weer at the 2024 Awards and ODE induction ceremony
Economists Are Always in Demand

Department of Economics

Economics is a versatile discipline that studies individual and group choices in markets. We teach students how individuals, businesses, and national economies behave, as well as how public policies promote or hinder economic performance. Our graduates work for private industry, the government, and go on to graduate school and law school.

In the economics department, our faculty members are dedicated teachers and accomplished scholars. We have Fulbright scholars (in 2010 and 2023), a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship winner, and a winner of the USM Board of Regents' Faculty Award for Excellence.

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Our Mission and Vision

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Our Academic Programs

The department offers an engaging curriculum that is built on a rigorous foundation of economic theory. Our principles classes are open to all SU students and satisfy two general education requirements: Principles of Economics (ECON 150) and Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 212) satisfy the new “Social Issues” category, and Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 211) satisfies the “Social Configurations” category. We also offer a wide variety of relevant applied courses, including game theory, environmental economics, sports economics, money and banking, labor economics, health economics, international trade and finance, and development economics. In our courses, we emphasize hands-on assignments and exercises in which students work with real-world data to sharpen their analytics skills.

The department currently offers two majors: the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Economics, and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics. For students interested in economics but majoring in a different field, we offer a minor in economics.

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Post-Graduate Placement

For Our Students

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  • 48 academic research papers recently published by faculty

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