- Professor Slusky recommends a strategy for academic service on "The Hidden Curriculum" podcast.
- Faculty research engagement thrives as Dr. Tarun Sabarwal presents in 5 major international conferences in 5 countries in 5 weeks!
- Dr. Willam A. Barnett to be Featured at Four Major International Conferences
- Congrats to Dr. Eric Hoffmann (PhD, Economics, 2015. Supervisor: Dr. Tarun Sabarwal) for promotion and tenure at West Texas A&M University effective Fall 2021
- KU News publishes an article on Dr. Tarun Sabarwal’s new research, “Control and spread of contagion in networks”. Paper available here.
- Professor Slusky talks to the Kansas City Beacon about reasons why local businesses are rewarding customers who have gotten their COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Mohamed El-Hodiri to retire after 53 years at the University of Kansas and 48 years with the department
- Professor Slusky to Deliver Shutz Lecture with Focus on Economic Research, Consuming Research
- The 2021 Kansas Workshop in Economic Theory is scheduled for May 8th
- William Duncan receives Oswald Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistant
- Senior John Higgins (Econ honors and Math) is joining PhD program at Wisconsin-Madison in Fall 2021
- Distinguished Professor William Barnett receives Oswald Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching
Read our latest news in the Spring 2021 issue of The KU Economist. >>
Our Program includes about 350 undergraduate majors, these students are able to earn Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of General Studies, or Bachelor of Science degrees. We are committed to limiting enrollment in all classes to 30 or fewer students with the exception of principle courses. Students receive training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics as part of the core education for undergraduates. Graduates of the Oswald Program in Economics are successful in industry, government, and academia.
Graduate programs in Economics include a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. The M.A. program has 20 students and our Ph.D. program has around 50. Recent graduates are employed in universities, industry, central banks, international organizations, and government.
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