News & Announcements
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!
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.