The Department of Economics has 27 permanent faculty members, with research and teaching interests that span a broad range of fields. In addition to strengths in micro theory, macroeconomics and econometrics (Bayesian and classical), the department has expertise in many applied fields, including economic history, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, public choice and public finance, transportation economics, and urban economics. The department offers programs leading to both a B.A. and Ph.D. degree, and this website provides more information about those programs, the faculty, and the department's research activities.
The department's main administrative offices are located on the third floor of Building B in the Social Science Plaza (rooms SSPB 3223 and 3229).
Hold that Ghost': Local Government Cheating on Grants
August 13, 2015
Can Urban Renewal Policies Reverse Ethnic Tipping Points?
August 20, 2015
Predicting School Attendance with Weather Based Income Shocks
September 22, 2015
Is It Harder for Older Workers to Find Jobs? New and Improved Evidence from a Field Experiment
September 29, 2015
The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Achievement
October 6, 2015
Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo are making a turn to retro downtowns to distinguish themselves
August 22, 2015
Jan Brueckner, economics Chancellor's Professor, is quoted in the Orange County Register Aug. 22, 2015
Brueckner named Chancellor's Professor
August 20, 2015
Distinction recognizes scholarly contributions in urban, public and transportation economics
What a $15 minimum wage would mean for your city
August 12, 2015
Research by David Neumark, economics Chancellor's Professor, is featured in the New York Times Aug. 12, 2015