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 12 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 main navigation links or contact us.

Special Announcements

Department of Economics Scholarships: Economics majors are welcome to apply for Ramona K. First Scholarship in Economics (RKF application page), Don W. Scoble Scholarship in Economics (DWS application page) and George Feliz Memorial Scholarship in Economics (GF application page). Applications are due on April 17, 2015.

Changes In Tutoring Schedule:
Monday, March 30: CANCELED
Thursday, April 3: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Economics Seminar Series: Anna Godoy (Institute for Social Research, Norway) will present her work "Profiting from Presenteeism? Effects of an Enforced Activation Policy on Firm Profits" on Friday, March 13, 2:00–3:30 p.m., in LIB 244. Everybody is welcome to attend!

Economics Computer and Tutoring Labs: Hours of operations for the Economics computer lab (pdf) and the Economics tutoring lab (pdf) have been posted.

Position Available: San Francisco State University, Department of Economics invites applicants for an Associate or Full Professor of Health Economics beginning August 2015. For more details, visit the position announcement page.

Office hours: Faculty office hours and contact details for spring 2015 semester 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 p.m., 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.

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

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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