News

  • 06/17/2021 - The Department of Economics would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Carla Tighe Murray for establishing a fund to help make education more affordable for our PhD students. This scholarship...

  • 06/01/2021 - Congratulations to our award recipients.   Paul W. Boltz Fellowship This award is given to advanced students who have demonstrated research output of high quality.  This year's...

  • 05/05/2021 - Bruce Dalgaard's connection to U of I is rooted in his discovery of a lifelong pursuit   There’s quite a bit of history behind Bruce Dalgaard’s interest in, well, history. In high school he...

  • 04/27/2021 - A Bright Béninois Future Tyler Funk   A nation like Benin has finite resources that it can allocate for investment. Should policy makers focus on accumulation of tangible assets...

  • 04/26/2021 - Arthur J. "Jim" Heins, award-winning teacher and scholar, gifted actor, and noted local raconteur, passed away April 14th, 2021 at the age of 89. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59...

  • 04/01/2021 - The Department of Economics is proud to announce many of our instructors were named to the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for Fall 2020/Winter 2021! ...

  • 01/15/2021 - The Research Highlight series provides an overview of current economics research, focusing on why it is interesting and relevant to our everyday lives. The top ten highlights of 2020 cover everything...

  • 01/15/2021 - President-elect Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) would have a seat on his Cabinet. Historically...

  • 10/13/2020 - 51 new students entered the MSPE Program this fall. This new class hailed from 7 different countries around the world (41 China, 1 Egypt 2 Guatemala, 1 Indonesia, 1 Saudi Arabia, 1 South Korea, and 4...

  • 09/22/2020 - As a national correspondent for ESPN, Michele Steele is at home whether she is on the sidelines during a Monday night NFL game or behind the anchor desk on SportsCenter. Based in...

  • 08/31/2020 - For 90 days in 1971, Arnold Weber had the authority to tell U.S. executives and business owners whether they could raise prices or wages. In general, the answer was no. A Bronx-born labor economist...

  • 08/26/2020 - No matter where you are, we are providing information on our plans to maximize the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and university community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please...

  • 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 as...

  • 06/09/2020 - Divij Ranjan is a senior in LAS, where he studies economics and statistics. In February of 2020 he served as...

  • 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 Spring of 2020. This...