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News & Announcements

Congratulations to Professor Marieke Kleemans whose recent research on 'Rural-Urban Wage Gaps' will be featured on VoxDev, which is a platform for economists and policy makers that promotes research in development economics. You may view her research here.

Morris and Sally Kleiner Labor Economics Prize

The Department is pleased to announce the annual Morris and Sally Kleiner Labor Economics Prize, funded by a generous donation by Morris M. Kleiner (Ph.D. Economics, M.A. Labor and Employment Relations), an alumnus and current faculty member in the University of Minnesota. The inaugural winner of the Prize is Yuci Chen for her work on firm responses to wage changes. Read More

2017-2018 Ph.D. Job Market Candidates

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.

New Faculty

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 is completing a post-doc at Upjohn Institute and will join our faculty in Fall 2018.

Andrew Garin, a graduate of Harvard University with a specialization in Labor Economics, has accepted a position in our Department as an Assistant Professor. Andy will be joining us in the Fall of 2019, after completing a post-doc at NBER.


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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