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).
Investing in people to fight poverty
June 21, 2018
UCI economist David Neumark explains how a stronger emphasis on policies that increase economic self-sufficiency in the longer-run can offer common ground for fighting poverty
Finding her way
June 20, 2018
How Eileen Zimmerman, '98 economics, found creativity and balance by becoming her own boss with Wander Wet Bags
Spurring environmental innovation
June 19, 2018
UCI economists propose new plan for incentivizing game-changing inventions