As the birthplace of experimental economics and home to groundbreaking research, the Department of Economics connects you to industry trailblazers—so you can blaze new trails of your own.
Master's in Economics
With an emphasis on analytic and empirical research, the Master in Economics prepares you for high-level positions in the industry. Personalize your degree by choosing from four areas of focus: econometrics, microeconomic theory, empirical microeconomics and experimental/behavioral economics.
PhD in Economics
If your dream is to become an established academic or to bring cutting-edge economics to the private sector, the PhD in Economics from Eller is the right degree for you. You'll have access to top research labs, excellent research opportunities and publication-worthy collaboration with the department's outstanding faculty.
As somebody who remembers the confusion and excitement of entering college without a clear path but with a wide-eyed appreciation of the range of options, I enjoy the chance to teach students who may not have considered economics before. Some discover a new interest and direction, and I hope that the others learn a powerful way of thinking about markets and social issues that they can carry with them.
Derek Lemoine, Associate Professor of Economics
Our Economics Academic Programs
Economics isn’t just the study of money and resources—it’s a way of thinking. Through our program, you’ll learn to think like an economist, developing essential problem-solving and analytical skills you can apply to public policy, international trade and countless other industries.Explore Economics Undergraduate Programs »
With an emphasis on microeconomics and research, the Master's in Economics provides a stronger analytic and empirical focus than you’ll find in other professional economics programs, giving you the in-depth knowledge you need for a high-level position in the industry.Explore the Master's in Economics »
Led by some of the world’s best faculty in experimental economics and economic history, the Economics PhD program offers a rigorous program focused on microeconomics—particularly, industrial organization and labor economics—preparing you for a position as a leader in the industry.Explore the Economics PhD »
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Our reputation and impact are the result of a lot of hard work and dedication. That’s why we depend on support from alumni and friends of the department. Your contributions allow us to do groundbreaking research while providing outstanding economics education.
Meet Economics Students, Alumni and Faculty
Gabi Videla ’18 BSBA and Chance Stewart ’18 BSBA
Chance Stewart and Gabi Videla had a significant involvement in UA's Spring Fling, a great and rewarding experience for both.
Tommy Fusco '83 BSBA
Because I am a non-tenure track employee, I focus on service, rather than research. What I love most is helping students embrace and develop their strengths while finding a career field that excites them.
Explore Economics Research and Professional Education
Economic Science Laboratory
Home to some of the world’s most cutting-edge economics research and teaching, the Economic Science Laboratory is a pioneer in experimental and behavioral economics.
Institute for Behavioral Economics
The Institute for Behavioral Economics promotes inspired, cross-disciplinary research in the field of behavioral economics. Here, economists learn to push boundaries, integrating psychological insights with economic analysis.
Office of Economic Education
The Office of Economic Education provides workshops and training to K-12 teachers in Southern Arizona, providing solid content and classroom-implementation techniques designed to make economics education accessible and fun.
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