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.

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Welcome to Economics at UIC!

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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 70 graduate students, and our courses are open to all UIC students regardless of the college in which they are enrolled.

  • Important information pertaining to ECON 121

    Important information pertaining to ECON 121, CRN 24454, taught by Professor Kiana Yektansani for Spring 2021.  The course will be taught asynchronously exclusively in the Spring 21 semester. There will be one midterm which will likely be administered on March 4 from 11 to 12:15 and a final during the exam period. Discussion sections will meet synchronously at the assigned times.
  • Seminar Schedule for Spring 2020

    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.

  • New Courses

    Econ department now offers courses on education, health, history and law and economics that require only Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 120) as a prerequisite.

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