News & Announcements
We are one of a handful of Ph.D.-granting economics departments in the world with a core strength in feminist economics. We use “gender” as a central category of analysis alongside, class and race.
New research from Richard Fowles, professor of economics, and Paul Cassell, professor of law, concludes that fewer people would have died in Chicago if law enforcement were allowed to continue stop-and-frisk practices in policing.
Congratulations to Chimedlkham Zorigtbaatar, economics PhD student, who has been awarded the William R. Waters research grant from the Association for Social Economics!
The Faces of Economics
The economics department played a huge role in my undergraduate education that informs the work and research I do today. It gave me a critical understanding of economics as a field and a strong foundation in econometrics and quantitative analysis.
UROP provided me the very first research experience and give me the opportunity to have a close connection with professors. Professor Peter Philips at the Economics Department, especially encouraged me to think critically and gave me a lot of great life advice.
I learned a great deal from my time at Utah, especially the economics and mathematics departments. The professors engaged me in critical thinking and took time to discuss ideas beyond the coursework.