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.
11/01/2018 - Headline: Alumni Richard Clarida, Vice Chair of Fed, Visits Campus by Michael Semaca, Economics Alumni Intern
10/29/2018 - WeSpline, a new tech company, announced October 22 that it is simultaneously launching it's platform in the Us, Israel, and Brazil.
09/13/2018 - Professor Richard Clarida - recently confirmed Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve - will be visiting the Illinois campus at Urbana-Champaign on October 12, 2018 to accept an Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where he is an alumnus from the Economics Department.
09/07/2018 - Congratulations to Professor Marieke Kleemans whose recent research on 'Rural-Urban Wage Gaps' was featured on VoxDev...
09/07/2018 - The roster of revolutionary CS + X degrees is growing by four this fall with the additions of bachelor’s degrees in CS + Advertising, CS + Economics, CS + Geography & Geographic Information Science, and CS + Philosophy.
09/07/2018 - Economics Department has two alumni with a connection to Mr. Obama: Mr. Jesse Ruiz (Econ ’88) and Mr. Billy Dec.