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Welcome to the Department of Economics

The Department of Economics at Virginia Tech focuses on teaching, research and outreach in regard to economic issues at the state, national and international levels.

We offer both undergraduate and graduate training for students who wish to concentrate in economics. In addition, we offer general education courses that provide undergraduates from across the university with a background in the business, policy and international aspects of economics they need to support their programs of study.

The majority of our faculty are engaged in interdisciplinary or international research collaborations.

Economics is #5 on the List of Majors Employers Want Most

 

*** Faculty Happenings ***

 

The Center for Instructional Development and Education Research (CIDER) has recognized Dr. Gebre Gebremariam as a Virginia Tech Teacher of the Week! Read more here.

 

The Center for Instructional Development and Education Research (CIDER) has recognized Dr. Grace Li as a Virginia Tech Teacher of the Week! Read more here.

 

Professor Gebre Gebremariam has been recognized as a Favorite Faculty Member! This award is through Housing and Residence Life within the Division of Student Affairs, it allows students living on campus to acknowledge faculty memebers who have had a positive impact on them. See video from the student here.

 

Dr. Sheryl Ball discusses the game theory behind Jeopardy villain's winning strategy on WDBJ7. See the video here.


Professor Gebre Gebremariam won an Excellence in Access and Inclusion Award from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Virginia Tech. Read More

 

In memoriam: James M. Buchanan, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics and Philosophy


Dr. Sheryl Ball contributed to an article that was published in the December 4, 2011 edition of The Virginian-Pilot regarding the use of ethanol.

Professor Gebre Gebremariam has an article in the CollegiateTimes POW to Ph.D

Dr. Aris Spanos has been reappointed Wilson E. Schmidt Professor of Economics. Read More.

Dr. Djavad Salehi-Isfahani contributed to an article that was published in the June 16, 2009 edition of the New York Times regarding the election in Iran.

Dr. Djavad Salehi-Isfahani
contributed to an article that was published in the February 2, 2009 edition of the New Yorker.


Dr. Nic Tideman was interviewed on a talk show originating from Wisconsin Public Radio, on December 17, 2008. The topic was restoring the economy by government-guaranteed loans to all taxpayers. Click here to listen to the show, Dr. Tideman's segment starts at 18:40.

 

 

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