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

Congratulations, Phil Dybvig!

The Department of Economics congratulates Phil Dybvig, the Boatmen's Bancshares Professor of Banking and Finance in the Olin School of Business and Professor of Economics (by courtesy) in Arts & Sciences, on the 2022 Nobel Prize in Economics he shared with Ben Bernanke and Doug Diamond.

Phil has been a generous colleague and an especially supportive mentor for our PhD students. We are all very proud of his accomplishments.


"Don’t Blame Covid for the Worker Shortage" - Dain Lee, Jinhyeok Park, and Yongseok Shin have research in The Wall Street Journal article on January 27, 2023.

"High-Earning Men Are Cutting Back on Their Working Hours" - Dain Lee, Jinhyeok Park, and Yongseok Shin quoted in The Wall Street Journal article on January 26, 2023.

"Where have all America’s workers gone?" - Dain Lee, Jinhyeok Park, and Yongseok Shin have research featured in The Economists article on January 24, 2023.

"Young, Educated American Men ‘Quiet Quit’ Jobs the Most During Covid" - Dain Lee, Jinhyeok Park, and Yongseok Shin quoted in Bloomberg article on January 9, 2023.

"What corporate layoffs tell us about the economy" - Yongs Shin speaks to NPR's Marketplace on September 21, 2022 (audio)

"Where economics meets criminal justice" - Andrew Jordan featured in The Ampersand on August 4, 2022.

"Job Switchers Are Earning a Lot More Than Those Who Stay" - Yongs Shin was quoted in the Wall Street Journal on July 25, 2022.

"It has gotten harder to give colleges special treatment" - Ian Fillmore was quoted in the New York Times, January 14, 2022.

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