Upcoming Seminars

The Seminar Series is offered jointly with the Center for Research on International Economics. See the  Fall 2015 schedule and for inquiries, please contact Prof. Bahmani.


The Fall 2015 Applied Micro Workshop (Labor Lunch) is being scheduled. Contact Prof. Heywood.  We encourage graduate students to present.

The Economics Club meets Thursdays 3:30-4:30 in Union 183. Economics students of all levels are welcome. Hear interesting speakers and talk about economics! Contact Brandon Dey (President) or Rebecca Neumann (Advisor).

News and Events

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In the business press: Kristen Roche (PhD 2011) Fortune and Scott Niederjohn (PhD 2003) Money.


Domic Brewer (MA '89) has been named the Dean of the Steinhardt School at New York University. (read more)

Gabe Courey (current PhD student) "Spatial Price Discrimination, Monopoly Upstream and Convex Costs Downstream," forthcoming in Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences (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.

Alumni Spotlight

Michael Coon (’12, PhD) receives the 2015 Faculty Award for Scholarship and Exceptional Service at Hood College.

William Delwiche ('06 MA) urges investors to show caution. Read more.

Sumit Agarwal ('98 PhD) publishes "Consumption and Debt Response to Unanticipated Income Shocks" in the American Economic Review. Read more.

Errors in the NRC Ranking

If the Research Council had used the correct GRE scores and graduation rate,  UWM Economics would rank roughly 60th. 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).

This website offers detailed information about the degree programs, faculty research, teaching and students. Please contact us if you have any further questions.