Department of Economics
Trailblazing research and pioneering programs: The new frontier of economics.
Eller's Department of Economics is the key intersection between the social sciences and business, connecting you to industry trailblazers—so you can blaze new trails of your own.
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.
With an emphasis on microeconomics and research, the Graduate programs in Economics provide 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.
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
Invest in groundbreaking research. Invest in Economics.
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
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.
McClelland Hall 401
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108