Norman Waitzman, professor and chair of economics, and Rudiger von Arnim, associate professor of economics, say that "Utah is not immune to inequality and in some ways is not well-positioned for the economic and social scourges rendered by growing inequality — what [they] characterize as 'the great polarization.'"
Congratulations to Günseli Berik, professor of economics, who was awarded this year's Jean Shakelford Prize, which celebrates an individual whose initiative, imagination, and dedication advance the goals of the IAFFE!
Congratulations to Robin Jenson, economics major, who has been named a Champion of Women by the Women's Enrollment Initiative!
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!
As the Executive Director of the Global Change Impact Study Centre (GCISC), Tariq Banuri, professor (lecturer) of economics, has taken up the task of reshaping the future of climate research in Pakistan.
Natalie Gochnour earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in economics in 1984 and 1988 from the University of Utah and has been an adjunct professor for CSBS for the past decade. Read more about her accomplishments in the CSBS spotlight.
A recent article in The New York Times highlighted projected lifetime earnings of specific majors.
Dr. Sjöberg, assistant professor of economics, and a team of interdisciplinary researchers have been awarded a grant by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development for their research “The missing link: How does climate affect human conflict and cooperation through water?”
The Department of Economics is pleased to announce the PhD candidates that are expected to graduate this academic year and are actively seeking employment.
Department alumnus named as VP working in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.
In an article published in Utah Business, Natalie Gochnour, economics alumna (BS '84 and MS '88) and chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber, urges us to take advantage of life's big moments to change our perspectives and learn from things larger than self.
PhD candidate and CEO of Emperitas, Luciano Pesci, spoke with Utah Business Insider about how data is changing the business environment and what companies need to consider to stay ahead. Click to listen to the podcast.
A new study—by economics professor and department chair, Norman Waitzman, and team members—estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013.
Water managers are proposing some steep increases in the cost for new water connections, part of the plan to help fund the Lake Powell Pipeline and other projects. This plan comes after warnings from economics faculty that individual water districts will not be able to repay the costs.
Congratulations to U of U Econ PhD (and Dickinson College Associate Professor) Ebru Kongar, recipient of the Jean Shackelford Award for Outstanding Service to the International Association for Feminist Economics.
Check out the opportunities available through our department. Options for credit and/or stipend available. First deadline June 30.
Congratulations to Ali Jalali, Porjai Chalermsook and Up Sira Nukulkit!
Economics professor, Norman Waitzman and his co-authors have been nominated for their paper, "Retrospective Assessment of Cost Savings from Prevention: Folic Acid Fortification and Spina Bifida in the U.S."
After a competitive review process, Jacki Strenio has been named the Outstanding Graduate Instructor of 2017! Students from many departments on campus were asked to nominate a graduate instructor...
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Learn about courses offered during Fall 2017 and a new collaborative emphasis with the School of Business.
Consider a Master's in Economics or a Master's of Statistics in Econometrics. Apply by April 1.
We are currently experiencing a high demand for one-on-one time with an advisor. Appointments are typically booked two weeks in advance...
Assistant Professor Eunice Han is examining whether teachers’ unions affect the continuing employment of “bad teachers.” She finds some surprising results.
Each month GCSC spotlights an affiliate researcher. This month they chatted with Eric Sjoberg, assistant professor in the Department of Economics.
For the first time ECON 3640 Probability and Statistical inference for Economists and ECON 5360/6360 Industrial Organization will be offered online in Spring 2017.
Natalie Gochnour and Rick Haskell discuss minimum wage on KRCL's RadioActive. Click to listen…
We are excited to introduce Genevieve Dubois as a new bridge advisor in CSBS!
Get to know the three newest members of the Economics faculty.
Mark Price, Econ PhD Alumnus, is quoted in the New York Times, discussing the geographic concentration…