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Economics 

Our Economics graduates are prepared to go into the world studying issues that affect the market at both the local and national level.

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Economics Department Programs

bachelors

Economics

Identify the costs, benefits and consequences of a decision and be prepared to go into the world studying issues that affect the market, such as criminal behavior, poverty, law, environmental control, population and political behavior.

minor

Economics Minor

Whether you’re interested in international business, law, public policy, or the world of banking and finance, our Economics minor will give you the competitive edge you need to stand out in your field.

masters ONLINE/HYBRID

Economics MS

Our MS in Economics is a 30-hour, fully online program that can be completed in one year. You will graduate as a high-level quantitative economist with the ability to analyze complex policy issues using modern data analysis and econometric methods.

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Economics Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Economics program offers small classes and an "open-door" policy that allows you to speak with faculty members in a personal environment. We offer specializations in health economics, international economics, monetary economics, public economics, regional and urban economics, and resource economics.

Economics Department Faculty

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Joshua Hall Ph.D.

Joshua Hall Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Economics

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Applied Regional Economics Research Class

This course provides participants the opportunity to conduct economics research, including economic forecasting, in assigned regions of West Virginia, Students compile data and present a statistical analysis to business leaders in their respective regions. This work is part of official statewide data compiled by WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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Faculty and Student Spotlights

  • John Deskins

    Director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research

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  • Noah Trudeau

    Trudeau, a third-year Economics Ph.D. student, is finding new and innovative ways to reach his students through virtual learning.

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  • Margaret Bock

    Margaret Bock, a Ph.D. candidate in Economics has been selected as the winner of the 20th Annual Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science.

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  • Britney Anglin

    Anglin is a junior economics major and political science minor from Pittsburgh, PA. She is involved in the WVU CEO Club, Career readiness program, Students of Color in Business, and is a Chambers Ambassador.

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Economics Department News and Events

Research and Other Departmental News

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WVU Chambers College Ph.D. student selected for prestigious fellowship

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Level up: Chambers College Ph.D. student teaches economic principles through video games

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WVU Chambers College to add economics to growing list of graduate programs

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Student Profile: Elizabeth Blemings

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Student Profile: Niko Stilianoudakis

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