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.
06/01/2019 - Economics 2019 Award Winners Announced for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty. Alumni and donors attend to present awards.
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.
02/05/2019 - Jiaying Gu (Econ PhD 2015), an assistant professor at UTM in the Department of Economics, was awarded the 2018 Polanyi Prize for her statistical approach of measuring unobserved or unmeasured heterogeneous qualities.
01/17/2019 - The list of economists who should have won the Nobel Prize but didn't added another name with the passing of Harold Demsetz (b. 1930) on January 4, 2019.
01/10/2019 - Theresa Eagleson (Economics 1990) will serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS).* Eagleson currently serves as the executive director of the Office of Medicaid Innovation at the University of Illinois system
01/09/2019 - McConnel's textbook, "Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies," has seen over 20 editions since its initial publication by McGraw-Hill in 1960. As the best-selling book in its field, McConnell's work has reached millions of students, spanning generations.
12/20/2018 - Governor-elect JB Pritzker named Jesse Ruiz (Econ 1988) one of three Illinois Deputy Governors.
12/18/2018 - Congratulations to students in ECON 103, 202, 203, and 303 for winning the FREDcast competition versus Mizzou again this Fall 2018!
11/07/2018 - View candidate profiles, find their job market materials, including papers, CV, website, references, and other materials on our
11/06/2018 - The Economics PhD Job Market Candidates for 2019-2020 are now available.