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The Department of Economics prepares students for real-world careers in business, financial institutions, government and public service.

 Why enroll in the Department of Economics?

  •  A specialized curriculum with small class sizes
  • Cutting-edge courses focused on preparing graduates for immediate job placement
  • An experienced faculty with real-world experience

News & Events

Economics Degree Helps Alumnus Add Context to Data... 


Timothy Fox seemed destined for a career in predictive analytics...


Economics Degree Becomes Pathway to Marketplace... 

Aksh Gupta hunches over the latest sales report for his startup, Occasion...READ MORE

SEMINAR-SERIES.pngResearch Seminar Series  Fall 2015-2016 begins...


On Monday  September 14th,  the Economics Seminar Series brings faculty from around the nation to present  thier       latest research project .   VIEW FULL SEMINAR SCHEDULE


Past Events

DSC_0011.NEFAchieving Convergence

February 13, 2015

This invitational symposium fostered a dialogue among key groups in the health care community on ways to achieve convergence of knowledge and .... ​READ MORE 


ECON CONFEconomics Student Conference

Save the Date:  May 8th, 2015 


Undergraduate and Graduate Economics students are welcomed and encouraged to submit papers for the first Economics  Student Conference.  Cash prizes awarded for the best papers.


Alumni Spotlight 

Nicole Kaeding

MS Economics &  Policy Analysis '11


Nicole is currently working at the

Cato Institute as the Budget Policy Manager in Washington DC ...



Faculty Spotlight

Brian Phelan

Assistant Professor   

Brian joined DePaul in 2012. Brian’s research and teaching interests include labor economics, demographic economics and applied econometrics. He is currently working on projects related to the costs and consequences of mid-career job losses, the spillover effects of minimum wage laws, and the effects of welfare reform on household formation.



Laura Owen​

Associate Professor  

Laura Owen is an Associate Professor of Economics at DePaul University. She is also the Director of the Undergraduate Economics Program.  Laura’s research interests are in American economic history, U.S. labor history, industrial relations and American studies.​