The subject of economics is poised at the intersections of social science, business, and public policy. A clear understanding of economic principles is critical to success in business and to the design of effective government policy.

The Department of Economics prepares students to be economists who can study how markets work and how income is distributed in an economy. Approximately 475 undergraduate students are currently studying the role of international trade, the impact of monopoly on the economy, and the problems of unemployment and inflation.

The Department of Economics includes over 25 full-time faculty whose research accomplishments and teaching interests cover the full range of courses and fields in economics.

Visit us on the 4th floor of Purnell Hall or call us at 302-831-2565 for more information.


Academic Programs

Undergraduate

Graduate


Department of Economics Seminars

The Department of Economics sponsors two regular seminars – the Seminar in Economic Theory and the Seminar in Applied Economics. Speakers include both department faculty and well-known scholars from other universities. Both seminars are open to the public.

See the seminar schedule page for more information or contact Prof. Jeremy Tobacman.

News

  • Improving Economic Education From Home - Students in the UD Master of Arts in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators (MAEEE) program created implementation projects to help improve economics and personal finance education in their home communities.
  • Just in Time Learning - UD’s Lerner College hosted an Online Teaching Virtual Showcase for faculty to share and prepare for the fall semester.
  • Lifelong Lerner Webinar Series - The Lifelong Lerner Webinar Series addresses today’s top business challenges with Lerner expertise, pairing evidenced-based research with practical application.
  • Lerner Remote Resources - The Lerner College is committed to supporting our community during this uncertain time. Please refer to this page for important resources and contact information.
  • The Power of Black Women’s Voices - As part of the UD Lerner Women’s Leadership Initiative’s “Addressing Racism” webinar, a panel of Black women leaders from the Lerner community discussed racial justice and calls to action.