Joyce Cummings Center’s College Avenue entrance. Photo: Alonso Nichols

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Economics is to teach students to be critical thinkers and to use the discipline of economics to analyze and solve problems associated with important economic, political and social issues. These issues range from international economic relations to economic development, growth, income inequality, environment, education, housing and competition policy. The courses that we offer, along with our interaction with other scholars, help prepare our students to be leaders in the community after they leave the university.