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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



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.


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.


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


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. This program has specializations in health economics, monetary economics, regional and urban economics, public economics, and resource economics.

Economics Department Faculty

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Feng Yao Ph.D.

Feng Yao Ph.D.

Economics Department Chair, 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

  • Madison Troxell

    Studying economics reveals countless opportunities and paths; choosing that path isn’t always easy.


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  • Kristi Birchfield

    Meet Kristi Birchfield, a West Virginia native and an online MS Econ graduate of the Chambers College.

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  • Faith Figgins

    Faith Figgins explored all that the Chambers College has to offer, and a little more.


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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

May 2024 Graduation: A New Journey Begins

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Let's Talk Business: The Opportunities of Economics

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Seasons Change – and the Economy Does Too

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Q&A with, MS-ECON Alumna, Kristi Birchfield

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Dean Hall Named to Pittsburgh Business Time’s 20 People to Know in Higher Education list

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Gun violence spills into new neighborhoods as gentrification displaces drug crime, according to WVU study

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