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The Department of Economics at UIC offers undergraduate (BA), master’s (MA in Economics and MA in Applied Economics) and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in economics. We are home to roughly 300 undergraduate students and 60 graduate students, and our courses are open to all UIC students regardless of the college in which they are enrolled.

  • Check out Econ 111: Freakonomics

    Undergrad students who want to learn what Economics is all about may be interested in our Econ 111: Freakonomics course this fall. Learn how economists think about problems and analyze current events. Register now!

  • Apply for summer or fall admission to the MA in Applied Economics

    Our master’s program now offers either summer or fall admission, depending on an applicant’s prior background. Applications for summer and fall 2024 are open now. Learn more about the MA in Applied Economics.

  • Spring 2023 Student Award Winners

    Each year, the department recognizes the achievements of several of our most outstanding graduate and undergraduate students for excellence in academics, research, and service. View the complete list of this year’s winners.

  • Boost your earning potential with Economics

    A recent paper finds that economics majors have a significant earnings lead over other majors. Find out how Economics could give your career a strong start.

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Matthew Tarduno

Welcome, Assistant Professor Matthew Tarduno!

We are pleased to welcome Matthew Tarduno as the newest member of the Economics Department faculty. Prof. Tarduno completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in 2022 followed by a postdoc…

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Celebrating job placements of 2023 PhD graduates

The Economics Department is pleased to celebrate the successful job placements of this year’s PhD graduates! The students listed below are graduating this spring and summer and have accepted the following positions. A…

2023 Undergraduate Student Award Winners

Spring 2023 student award winners announced

Each year, the Economics Department recognizes the achievements of several of our most outstanding graduate and undergraduate students. Awards are given for excellence in academics, research, teaching, and service. This year’s award winners…