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, March 20, Jim West, Baylor University ("The Impact of Intergroup Contact on Racial Attitudes and Revealed Preferences.")

Friday, April 10, Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (TBA)

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The eleventh annual 21st Century Corps of Discovery Lecture at the University of Missouri features Jeffrey Milyo, a professor of economics in the College of Arts and Science and the Middlebush Chair for Social Science, 2008-13. His talk is titled, "Dirty Secrets: The Real Truth about Money in American Politics" Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 – 7 p.m. in the Reynolds Alumni Center Ballroom

The Economics Department is proud to host two Distinguished Visitors this semester, Robert H. Porter of Northwestern University on Sept. 26, and Ariel Rubinstein of Tel Aviv University and NYU on October 17. Porter will speak on "Auctioning Resource Rights" in Bush Auditorium at 2 pm on Sept. 26. Rubenstein will speak on "Response Time and Decision Making: A 'Free' Experimental Study" at 11 am in Monsanto Auditorium on October 17. Further details will be provided on the department's seminar page

Professor Jeff Milyo has been awarded the 2014 21st Century Corps of Discovery Award. This distinguished honor is given annually to an MU professor to highlight their outstanding scholarly or creative work.

Maw Lin Lee, professor emeritus of applied econometrics, passed away March 12, 2014. To celebrate Lee's life, the University of Missouri has established a memorial fund in his name. (more)

The Department of Economics is excited to announce that Aaron Hedlund will join the faculty in the fall.

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.

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