Department of Economics


Welcome to the Department of Economics. We are part of the College of Arts and Science on the flagship campus of the University of Missouri. Our faculty conduct research that impacts both scholarly thought and policy at the international, national, and state levels.

Many faculty members serve in editorial capacities for academic journals, receive external research funding, and consult for businesses and governments. The Economic and Policy Analysis Research Center (EPARC) provides research support to the business community; local, state, and federal government agencies; and the University of Missouri system.

The department delivers instruction to a broad cross-section of the campus, including students in journalism, business, public affairs, and agricultural economics. Our undergraduate programs offer degrees in both the College of Arts and Science and the College of Business.

At the graduate level, we offer M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics as well as joint M.A. degrees with mathematics, statistics, and joint M.A. and J.D. degrees. Our students have gone on to successful careers in government, private industry, and academia. Many have achieved national and international prominence.

Please take a moment to learn more by exploring our web site.

David Mandy
Professor and Chair

Seminars/News Briefs


Friday, April 18, Yoosoon Chang, Indiana University, Bloomington (Nonstationarity in Time Series of State Densities)

Thursday, April 24, Marianne Bitler University of California, Irvine (The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The Safety Net, Living Arrangements, and Poverty in the Great Recession)

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Congratulations to George Chikhladze for his appointment as the 2014-2015 Walter L. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Fellow. The selection committee (Loginiva, Raymon, Trindade) unanimously nominated George for maintaining high standards while receiving significant praise from his students.

The Kauffman Foundation has released a new study on Missouri charter schools and pension plans. University of Missouri economists Cory Koedel, Shawn Ni, Michael Podgursky, and P. Brett Xiang wrote the study,(more)

Congratulations to the 2013/2014 Department of Economics Scholarship Award Winners who were honored at the Arts & Science Awards Reception Tuesday, February 18.

Congratulations to University of Missouri PhD graduate, Dr. Teerachat Techapaisarnjaroenkij, for being selected by the Eastern Economic Association as the recipient of the group’s Eckstein Prize for 2011/2012.

Professor Michael Podgursky recently interviewed with the Bush Institute to discuss teacher compensation. Dr. Podgursky, an Education Fellow at the Bush Institute, explains how the compensation of educators is due for reform.

Congratulations to senior economics student, Dawn Schillinger, for being awarded the prestigious Mizzou ’39 Award. The award is given to 39 outstanding seniors for their academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community.

The Spring meetings of the Midwest Macroeconomics Conference will convene May 30 - June 1, 2014 on the campus of The University of Missouri. More information can be found here.

The Research Divisions of the Federal Reserve Banks of Kansas City and St. Louis and the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri—Columbia are pleased to announce that the fourteenth annual Missouri Economics Conference will take place at the University of Missouri on Friday and Saturday, March 21-22, 2014, at Reynolds Alumni Center, University of Missouri. (link to conference page)

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