News and Events
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Senior economics major Anna Yontz discusses her New Directions Scholarship.
Domic Brewer (MA '89) has been named the Dean of the Steinhardt School at New York University. (read more)
Saleh Tabrizy (current PhD student) "An Empirical Assessment of the Effects of Trade on Innovation," forthcoming in Southern Economic Journal (solo authored) and Bryan Weber (current PhD student) "Do Safe Ride Programs Reduce Urban Crime?" forthcoming in Regional Science and Urban Economics (solo authored).
Professor Hamid Mohtadi, together with co-researchers, has been awarded an NSF grant. The grant is renewable for up to five years and UWM's share would total $278K.
William Delwiche ('06 MA) urges investors to show caution. Read more.
Russ Kashian ('99 PhD) talks about research, teaching and the future. Read more.
If the National Research Council had used the correct average GRE quant score of 752 (rather than the reported 579) and the correct percent of students graduating of 90% (rather than the reported 0%), UWM Economics would rank roughly 60th rather than 110th. Read More
UW-Milwaukee Department of Economics
The Department of Economics houses faculty internationally recognized for their research and dedicated to excellent teaching. The Department offers an undergraduate degree and two graduate degrees: a terminal M.A. and a Ph.D., one of only two economics Ph.D. programs in Wisconsin.
The Economics curriculum stresses both theory and application when studying important 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 and 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 reports that those with an Economics degree had the highest 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).
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