Chair's Message

Economics equips students with essential professional skills

Economics equips individuals with a robust set of professional skills that are crucial in today's data-driven labor market. Through the study of economics, students develop critical analytical abilities, quantitative skills, and the capacity to interpret and leverage data for decision-making. These competencies are highly sought after across various industries and government sectors. Not surprisingly, according to data from the New York Fed, economics majors are among the highest paid, highlighting the value and demand for these skills in the job market. 

We are committed to upholding the highest standards of education and placement for both our undergraduate and graduate students. Our BA, BS, MS (including our joint MS with the School of Informatics), and PhD programs are meticulously designed to provide rigorous academic training, ensuring our graduates are exceptionally prepared to meet the demands of today's modern workforce. I am very proud of our students, faculty, and staff for their dedication and excellence.

Volodymyr Lugovskyy
Professor and Chair