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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.

  • Webinars for prospective graduate students

    Prospective students are invited to join us for upcoming webinars about our MA or PhD program and admission processes. Webinars will be hosted by the director of each program. View webinar dates and register here.

  • 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.

  • New course: Econ 453, Economics of Family

    This new course with Prof. So Yoon Ahn focuses on microeconomic analysis of families’ economic decisions such as marriage, fertility, labor supplies, and consumption. Register now for spring 2024!

  • 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…

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