Department of Economics @ UW–Milwaukee

We have 24 outstanding faculty members who are active researchers and teachers. In the last decade our faculty have published over 300 articles, chapters and books on a wide variety of economic topics. Our research has appeared in top economics journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Canadian Journal of Economics, European Economic Review, and Review of Economics and Statistics, and as well as top field journals such as the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Health Economics and the Journal of Public Economics.

Based on research productivity, two members of our department, Professors Bahmani and Heywood, have been awarded UWM Distinguished Professorships. In addition, an article in the Southern Economic Journal ranked our research productivity particularly highly in the fields of labor economics (35th in the nation), industrial organization (47th), economic development (51st), urban economics (51st) and international economics (53rd), while a 2011 article in Economics Bulletin ranked our international finance faculty 28th in the world. Other accomplishments of our department and faculty was summarized in a news story on the main UWM webpage. Faculty members hold affiliations with other programs at UWM including the

In the Department of Economics, we take teaching seriously. At the undergraduate level, we offer courses leading to a B.A. in Economics with concentrations in the following fields: economic theory; quantitative methods; public policy; strategy, law and the economy; labor economics; and international economic relations. In addition, double majors with other degree programs or minors in Economics are encouraged as methods to understand disciplines more deeply.

We have a strong graduate program. We have a long standing and successful M.A. program which is either a terminal degree or a stepping stone to further graduate work. As one of only two Wisconsin universities with a Ph.D. program in Economics, we are on the forefront of training new economists in up-to-date research and teaching methods. Our Ph.D. graduates find success in jobs in academia, government, and business, in the U.S. and throughout the world.

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Professor Mohsen Bahmani
Chair, UWM Department of Economics