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

"Women in Economics: Zena Pare and Ella Needler" - Featuring Washington University senior Ella Needler, Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis' Women in Economics Podcast on September 28, 2020.

"So You Know What Generation You Belong To — What Does That Even Mean?" - George-Levi Gayle quoted in Discover Magazine article on July 10, 2020.

"As virus roars back, so do signs of a new round of layoffs" - Yongseok Shin quoted in The Associated Press article on June 30, 2020.

"Risk of reopening US economy too fast: A W-shaped recovery" - Yongseok Shin quoted in The Associated Press article on May 11, 2020.

"Brace Yourself for Some Really Bad Economic News" by Steve Fazzari, March 31, 2020, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and "The Two Moves Required to Avoid the Collapse of the Italian Economy" by Michele Boldrin, April 7, 2020, Econopoly - Steve Fazzari and Michele Boldrin participate in the economic debate about the effects of the coronavirus.

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George-Levi Gayle and Limor Golan have been promoted to full professors.

George-Levi Gayle and Limor Golan have been promoted to full professors.