The subject of economics is poised at the intersection 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



Department of Economics Seminars

The Department of Economics Seminar Series covers a wide range of topics in microeconomics, macroeconomics and economic policy. Speakers include department faculty and invited scholars from other universities. Seminars are open to the public.

See the seminar schedule page for more information or contact Prof. Francisco Costa at