Ours is one of the most highly ranked Economics departments in the United States, offering comprehensive coverage of the major fields in modern economics. We currently have over 30 faculty members, and approximately 80 graduate students and 400 undergraduate students. Since we came into existence in 1935, we have awarded more than 500 Ph.D. degrees. Today, we are a very diverse, international, and rigorous department—one of the best in the global market.
Our students build both quantitative and theoretical skills, learning to analyze data and understand the cultural forces that shape the economy.
Active + Connected
During the course of the academic year, we sponsor numerous lectures by outstanding economists from other universities, as well as in-house lectures by department faculty and students. We conduct workshops in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and economic history. We also co-sponsor speakers with multi-disciplinary appeal with other units of the university.
Our department maintains a close relationship with the Business Economics and Public Policy department (BEPP) of the IU Kelley School of Business. Several of the BEPP faculty are affiliated as our adjunct faculty members and are actively involved in teaching and advising our doctoral students.
We are housed in Wylie Hall, the oldest building on campus. Wylie Hall has been totally renovated to include computer facilities, a departmental reading room, and offices for faculty and graduate students.