We welcome our newest faculty member, Yiqun Chen
We are delighted to welcome our newest faculty member, Yiqun Chen, as Assistant Professor. Prof. Chen received her Ph.D. in Health Policy from Stanford University, and her research interests include health economics and applied microeconomics.
Welcome to Economics at UIC!
The Department of Economics 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.
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Important information pertaining to ECON 120 & 121For Fall 2021, the conventional 4-credit Econ 120 (10745) and Econ 121 (10752) courses will be taught as online, asynchronous lectures, with on-campus discussion sections. Please ensure you select an appropriate corresponding on-campus discussion section when registering for either course.
Seminar Schedule for Spring 2021
The Department of Economics will host weekly virtual seminars on Wednesdays throughout the Spring 2021 semester. For a detailed schedule, please visit Seminars page.
MA in Applied Economics Program
The Economics Department is excited to offer an MA in Applied Economics program. This accelerated three-semester program (summer, fall, spring) will prepare students for a Ph.D. program in economics or a career that requires rigorous training in applied economic analysis and quantitative methods. Neither extensive mathematics preparation nor an undergraduate major in economics is required for admission.
Econ department now offers courses on education, health, history and law and economics that require only Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 120) as a prerequisite.