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 Computer Lab: Hours of operations for the Economics computer lab during the finals week 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.

Economics Seminar Series: Ed deHaan (Graduate School of Business, Stanford University) will present his work "Does the Revolving Door Affect the SEC’s Enforcement Outcomes? Initial Evidence from Civil Litigation" on Friday, October 10, 2:10pm-3:30pm, in BUS 116. A Q&A session is scheduled after the seminar. Everybody is welcome to attend!

Office hours: Faculty office hours and contact details for Fall 2014 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 – 6:00pm, 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.

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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