The Fall 2013 Applied Micro Workshop (Labor Lunch) is in process. Please contact Prof. Heywood if you would like to present a paper. We particularly encourage graduate students at any stage of their research.
News and Events
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Congratulations to Professor Niloy Bose who now serves as a Member of the Board for the Economics Panel of the National Science Foundation.
Congratulations also to Professor James Peoples for receiving a 2013 UWM Research Foundation Senior Faculty Award. Read more.
Congratulations also to Professor Scott Adams who has been appointed Co-Editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.Alumni Spotlight
Bob Curry ('75 BA) received the Vietnam Veteran Champion of Change award. Bob founded Dryhootch, a nonprofit that provides vets and their families a “stable, substance-free environment to gather, grow and enhance their post-service life experience.” Read more.
Michael Coon ('11 PhD) provides his students at Hood College a practical lesson on the meaning of global poverty. Read more.
M. Scott Niederjohn ('03 PhD), the Kohler Associate Professor of Economics at Lakeland College, is a Fulbright Scholar spending the Fall 2013 semester in Luxembourg. Read more.
The National Research Council used incorrect data to rank UWM in 2010. If one uses the correct average GRE quant score of 752 (rather than the reported 579) and the correct percent of students graduating within 6 years of 90% (rather than the reported 0%), UWM Economics ranks roughly 60th rather than 110th. Please see this document or contact our Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Scott Adams.
UW-Milwaukee Department of Economics
Located in the College of Letters and Science, the Department of Economics houses 24 faculty members, internationally recognized for their research and dedicated to excellent teaching. The Department offers an undergraduate degree and two graduate degrees: a terminal M.A. degree and a Ph.D. degree, only one of two economics Ph.D. programs in Wisconsin.
From introductory through to graduate classes, the Economics curriculum stresses both theory and application when studying important economic issues such as unemployment, inflation, exchange rates, labor markets, economic development, international trade and finance, and outsourcing. Economics also offers the practical advantage of opening up career opportunities. Both firms and government agencies are interested in undergraduate Economics majors for entry level jobs (here is a list of jobs in which our graduates are currently employed). The degree demonstrates your ability to clearly analyze situations, and an ability to work comfortably with numbers. A national survey of starting job offers for the Class of 2012 shows that graduates with an economics degree have an average starting salary of $54,800, the highest of any starting salaries for business related and other social science majors. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reported on a study that showed that those with an Economics degree had the highest hourly earnings of all majors. Furthermore, other reports show that salary projections over the career estimate that the median earnings at mid-career is nearly $95,000, the highest for any major except engineering, physics, computer science, and applied math (click here for a complete list).
The pages on this website offer more detailed information about the degree programs, faculty, and research, as well as other information about the Department of Economics. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions, and we hope that you enjoy your visit to our website.