About Our Department

The Department of Economics is committed to excellence in teaching and research in all major areas of Economics, including Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Economic Growth, Econometrics, Financial Economics, Game Theory, Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, Market Design, Mathematical Economics, Public Finance, and Urban Economics.

Economics faculty and students at all levels are actively engaged in research, and we collaborate with other units in Arts & Sciences, the McKelvey School of Engineering, and the Olin School of Business, as well as those outside the university such as the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

We provide an inclusive learning environment and promote diversity among faculty and students. We invite you to explore our undergraduate and graduate programs. Our graduates undertake rewarding career paths in a variety of industries and carry on their education in leading institutions around the world.

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Recent Publications & Media

"Taxing Family Income: The Effects on Marriage and How Time and Resources are Shared Within Households" - Microeconomic Insights, April 23, 2019, by Andrew Shephard and George-Levi Gayle

"A Macroeconomic Model of Price Swings in the Housing Market" - The American Economic Review, June 2019 - VOL. 109, NO. 6, JUNE 2019, pp. 2036-72, by Carlos Garriga, Rodolfo Manuelli, Adrian Peralta-Alva

The Fried Egg Golf Podcast (iTunes) - Episode 118: Ian Fillmore - Economist and co-author of "Technological Change and Obsolete Skills: Evidence from Men’s Professional Tennis", Released Feb 05, 2019

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