Department of Economics {College of Business}

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Department of Economics

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The Economics Department offers a B.A. and M.A. in Economics. We are a medium-sized department with approximately twelve full time faculty members. We strive for excellence in teaching and also have a wide variety of research interests in various applied fields in economics.

For more information on our undergraduate and graduate programs, student resources, faculty, current activities in the department, or alumni, please follow the links on the left or contact one of us.

Special Announcements

Economics Seminar SeriesTobias Rotheli (University of Erfurt) will present his work "Pattern-Based Inflation Expectations: A Method to Replace Conventional Periodic Surveys" on Friday, September 12, 2:00pm-3:30pm, in LIB 244. Everybody is welcome to attend!

Office hours: Faculty office hours and contact details for Fall 2014 semester have been posted.

Finals Week Schedule for Economics Computer and Tutoring Labs: Hours of operations for the Economics computer lab and the Economics tutoring lab during the finals week have been posted.

Economics Department Graduation Celebration 2014: The Department of Economics invites all graduating Economics Undergraduate and Graduate Students and their families, Faculty and Staff to a reception immediately following the San Francisco State University Undergraduate Commencement ceremony. Time and place: Saturday, May 24, 4:30 – 6:00pm, HSS 143. RSVP to by Monday, May 19 and advise of how many people are attending.

Betty Blecha Memorial Distinguished Speaker Lecture: Join us for the Inaugural Betty Blecha Memorial Distinguished Speaker Lecture featuring Carl E. Walsh, Distinguished Professor of Economics at UC Santa Cruz and visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco. Date and time: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Seven Hills Conference Center. Admission is free.

Department of Economics Scholarships: Economics majors are welcome to apply for Ramona K. First Scholarship in Economics, Don Scoble Scholarship in Economics and George Feliz Memorial Scholarship in Economics. Applications are due by 4pm on April 10, 2014, in HSS 142.

Internship opportunities: Six Richard J. Riordan Summer Internships opportunities are now posted on The Public Policy Institute of California website.  These internship projects provide an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a public policy career to work in a policy research environment. Application deadline: March 9, 2014

Graduation applications: Graduation applications are due on February 21, 2014. Follow these graduation application steps to submit the application.

Class of 2013 undergraduate honoree: Department of Economics congratulates Sydney Ryan for being one of ten College of Business undergraduate honorees of the graduating Class of 2013. Read more about Sydney Ryan's achievements.

In the news: See how median earnings by economics majors compare to other disciplines in this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education.


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