Message from the chair
Welcome to the Department of Economics at the University of Kansas, home of the Oswald Program in Economics. We are excited about our Department, our University and the community of Lawrence. We hope that this web site shows you why we are so excited and answers your questions.
To meet our new faculty and to read about the upcoming departmental events, please go to the News and Events Page9. Information about faculty members and graduate students is on the People Page10. Prospective students please visit the Undergraduate Page11 or the Graduate Page12 as is appropriate.
Our Oswald Program in Economics consists of about 350 undergraduate majors, with students able to earn Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of General Studies, or Bachelor of Science degrees. We are committed to limiting enrollment in all classes beyond the introductory level to 30 or fewer students. Students receive training in macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics as part of the core education for undergraduates. Graduates of the Oswald Program in Economics are successful in industry, academia, and government.
Graduate programs in Economics include a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. The M.A. program has about 25 students and there are around 50 students in the Ph.D. program. Graduate courses have fewer than 20 students enrolled. Recent graduates are employed in universities, industry, central banks, international organizations, and government.
We are proud of the wonderful diversity of our department. Faculty and graduate students come from approximately 30 different countries. They are brought together in our community by their academic curiosity and their love of economics.
The University of Kansas and the community of Lawrence provide an exceptional setting for our Department. Check out the link to the KU Homepage from our website. Lawrence is a lovely and vibrant college town on the Kansas River and our beautiful campus sits on a hill in the middle of town, surrounded by cultural attractions.
We are excited for you to learn more about our Department, about our University, and the City of Lawrence. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the department.