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, master's, and doctoral 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

"Daily Commuting" - Marcus Berliant has been published in ScienceDirect, Volume 103, March 2024.

"The Work Goes On: Robert Pollak on the “two career problem” and modeling the economics of the family" - Robert Pollak featured in The Work Goes On on December 4, 2023.

"Micro and Macro Research: Bridging the Divide" - Paco Buera featured in VoxDev Talk on December 6, 2023.

"M. Bumin Yenmez's Research Paper won the Theory Track Paper Award at the EAAMO23 Conference" - October 31, 2023.

"Mourifié and Yenmez received official communication from the Dean's office that their appointment as Professors of Economics with tenure has been approved by the Board of Trustees." - October 6, 2023.

"NSF Grant Supports Deep Dive into Police Body Camera Metadata" - Andy Jordon featured in the Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures on September 25, 2023.

"Lots of Hiring, but Not So Much Working" - Yongs Shin quoted in the Wall Street Journal on June 18, 2023.

"Gayle installed as John H. Biggs Distinguished Professor in Economics" - Article about George-Levi Gayle in the Ampersand on June 12, 2023.

"Q&A with new economics chair George-Levi Gayle" - Article about George-Levi Gayle in the Ampersand on June 8, 2023.

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NSF grant supports deep dive into police body camera metadata

NSF grant supports deep dive into police body camera metadata