Seminar series in Economics are offered in collaboration with the Center for Research on International Economics. For Spring 2013 schedule Click here and for additional inquiries, please contact Prof. Bahmani.
The Spring 2013 Applied Micro Workshop will be 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 Laura Grantwho has recently been invited to join Science of Philanthropy Initiative, a research institute from University of Chicago. To learn about activities of the institute and other members, click here.
We are pleased to introduce our 2012-13 job market candidates. Please click here for full list and related information.
Bob Curry ('75 BA Economics) recently received a Vietnam Veteran Champion of Change award. Bob is president and founder of Dryhootch, a nonprofit organization that provides fellow vets and their families with a “stable, substance-free environment to gather, grow and enhance their post-service life experience.” Read his story here:
M. Scott Niederjohn ('03 PhD Economics), the Charlotte and Walter Kohler Associate Professor of Economics at Lakeland College, has been named as a Fulbright Scholar. He will spend the Fall 2013 semester teaching in Luxembourg. Read more.
Approximately every 10 years, the National Research Council (NRC) ranks graduate programs in Economics. The last ranking was published in September of 2010. Unfortunately, the data used to rank the UWM Economics Graduate program was incorrect. If one uses the correct information of the average GRE quantitative score of 752 (rather than the reported 579) and the correct percentage of students graduating within 6 years of 90% (rather than the reported 0%), the UWM Economics Department would rank approximately 60th in the country rather than the 110th ranking. Please see this document for more details or contact our Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Scott Adams, for more information. We are in the process of petitioning the NRC to reconsider our ranking in the light of the correct data.
UW-Milwaukee Department of Economics
Located in the College of Letters and Science, the Department of Economics is home to 24 faculty members, internationally recognized for their research and dedicated to excellence in teaching. The UWM Economics Department offers an undergraduate degree as well as two graduate degrees: a terminal M.A. degree and a Ph.D. degree, only one of two Ph.D. programs in economics in Wisconsin.
From introductory through to graduate classes, the Economics curriculum stresses both theory and application of important economic issues in society, 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 in management (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.