07/06/2020 - The child care industry, like many others, has been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, as many day care centers and home-based child care providers were forced to either close or reduce their capacity
06/09/2020 - Divij Ranjan is a senior in LAS, where he studies economics and
05/20/2020 - We (Abdollah Farhoodi and Nazanin Khazra) are two PhD students in Economics that have been co-teaching the Applied Machine Learning in Economics course from Spring of 2019 to Spri
01/08/2020 - Here’s a question for Illinois sports fans: Who at the University of Illinois changed the face of college football in the 1920s?
12/19/2019 - CHAMPAIGN, Ill.
11/08/2019 - 84 new students entered the MSPE Program this fall.
09/20/2019 - Join the Department of Economics as we host our annual Illinois Homecoming Celebration! Enjoy a catered breakfast with fellow Economics Alumni, Students, Faculty, Affiliates, and Staff.
07/10/2019 - A new paper co-written by a University of Illinois expert who studies labor economics says the minimum wage is an effective tool to increase the incomes of older workers who are at or near re
05/21/2019 - Economics alumni family featured in article - The Thompson family has a long history with the Economics Department and the University of Illinois.
05/01/2019 - Alumni Steven J. Thayer (B.A. Econ, 1988) will be the Department of Economics 2019 Convocation Ceremony guest speaker. Alumni joining Steven on the stage to greet students will be Gene Grass (B.A. Econ 1973) and Dr. John Stodden (MS Econ 1970, Econ PhD 1972).
- Isaac DiIanni receives The Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Specialized Faculty
04/30/2019 - Isaac DiIanni, economics, holds the attention of up to 600 students in lectures by way of a “teaching as storytelling” technique, an approach that imparts a coherent structure to unfamiliar material and draws students willingly into the learning process. In his upper-level topics class on American economic history, DiIanni guides students through advanced material with more personal attention. Several students have decided to pursue graduate studies in economics after taking this class.
04/23/2019 - Congratulations to Associate Professor Richard Akresh, Assistant Professor Marieke Kleemans and 2019 Economic PhD Graduate Daniel Halim on their recently published paper in Globaldev.
04/15/2019 - James E. Howell (Econ MA 1951), a noted economist and formerly the longest-serving faculty member of the Graduate School of Business (GSB), died on March 29 at his home in Palo Alto. He was 91.