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News & Announcements

Please join us for the 2017 Department of Economics Homecoming Celebration! Alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends, and families can register here for this October 28th event happening on the South Quad from 9:00am-11:00am.

The 2017 Campus Charitable Fund Drive is underway. Find an Agency supporting your passion. Tera Martin-Roy in 214F David Kinley Hall is ready to help facilitate your generous gift.

Job Openings: The Department of Economics is accepting applications for full-time tenured faculty postitions in the following areas:

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Applied Fields of Economics

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Core Fields of Economics

Paul W. and Catherine A. Boltz Chair in History of Monetary Policy

Jorge Paulo Lemann Chair in Brazilian Economy

William B. McKinley Chair in the Economics of Public Utilities

Press Coverage: The research on stock volatility of Gustavo Cortes, an Econ doctoral candidate, has been covered in this recent Bloomberg article.

The Department is pleased to announce that both the Ph.D. and MSPE Graduate Programs have received designation as STEM programs.

Please visit our memorial page for Professor Werner Baer who passed away March 31, 2016 and our memorial page for Professor Fred Gottheil who passed away April 17, 2016 to leave comments and/or share memories.

2016 - 2017 Ph.D. Job Market Candidates

New 2017 Faculty

Alex Bartik, a graduate of MIT with a specialization in Labor Economics, is joining our Department as an Assistant Professor. 

Greg Howard, a graduate of MIT with a specialization in Macroeconomics, is joining our Department as an Assistant Professor. 

Claudia Macaluso, a graduate of the University of Chicago with a specialization in Macroeconomics, has accepted a position in our Department as an Assistant Professor. Claudia will spend one year at the Upjohn Institute prior to joining our faculty.

Russell Weinstein, with a specialization in Labor Economics, is joining our Department as an Assistant Professor. Russell has obtained his doctorate from Boston University, and was a faculty member at RPI prior to arriving at Illinois. Russell holds a joint position with the School of Labor and Employment Relations.

Chen Yeh, a graduate of the University of Chicago with a specialization in Macroeconomics, is joining our Department as an Assistant Professor.

Yuanyuan Sun, is joining our Department as a Lecturer. Yuanyuan has obtained her doctorate from the University of Illinois. She was an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota at Duluth prior to joining our Department.

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Economics Photo Gallery

2017 PhD Award Ceremony Photos are available.

2017 Undergrad Award Ceremony Photos are available.

2017 Economics convocation photos are available.

Degree Programs

Undergrad Program

Our Undergraduate program prepares students for employment in business and government, and provides an ideal background for graduate study in Law, Business, Public Policy, and Economics. We offer many activities and opportunities to build upon the foundation of academic training, creating well-rounded students through special events, networking opportunities, workshops, and student organizations. econug@illinois.edu

MS in Policy Economics Program

The Master of Science degree is designed to meet the needs of students who require extra training to gain admission to Ph.D. programs or specializations beyond an undergraduate degree to qualify for jobs in international, national and private institutions. The training and specializations also help promote the careers of young administrators in government ministries and central banks overseas. mspe@illinois.edu

Doctoral Program

Our Doctoral program admits students with strong quantitative backgrounds and prepares them for careers in academia and for research positions in government, international organizations, and consulting in the following specialized fields: development economics, econometrics, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macro, micro and public economics. econ@illinois.edu