The Department of Economics has 31 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).
Honor recognizes the most outstanding undergraduate honors thesis in social sciences
May 20, 2019
Social sciences undergrad commencement speaker Truong Nhat Vu Xe '19 is making a difference for marginalized communities through research, outreach, and activism
Food, family, and historical fiction
May 16, 2019
Social sciences undergrad commencement speaker Erin Costigliolo '19 reflects on what's fueled her UCI research, education, and daily commute