News

  • 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...

  • 05/01/2020 -   CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Since universities sent students and employees home in mid-March as part of the greater societal effort to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, online platforms have become...

  • 02/27/2020 -   CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A firm’s decision on where to locate its branch offices has reverberations in higher education and students’ post-graduation upward income mobility, according to new research...

  • 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? If you answered Red Grange, you’d be right, but there was someone else...

  • 12/19/2019 - CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new paper co-written by a University of Illinois expert in labor economics finds that as businesses introduce more technology and automation into secretarial jobs, local...

  • 11/08/2019 - 84 new students entered the MSPE Program this fall.