Chair of the Federal Reserve, at a visit to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
ADVISORY BOARDSenior executives offer support and expertise to the department, providing advice and guidance on academic programming assuring that our curricula remain fresh, relevant and rigorous.
Scholarships available each year for both incoming and current students.
The Economics Club is open to interested students. The group provides opportunities to interact with students from diverse backgrounds, network with business professionals, participate in competitions and organize community service projects.
QUESTION: WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH AN ECONOMICS DEGREE?
Answer: Pretty much anything you want! Data science skills are in strong demand today and will be into the future. Our alumni are in-demand by disciplines and organizations throughout the country.
What's Happening at the Economics Department
Dr. Sucharita Ghosh, from the University of Akron's Economics Department, an expert in international economics, recently spoke with host Ray Horner, from WAKR radio, about the global economic challenges that lie ahead due to the pandemic and how the pandemic is a novel global demand and supply shock.
Dr. Amanda Weinstein from the University of Akron’s Economics Department has been tracking key indicators related to the coronavirus over the last few months.
Military veterans are faring better in the workplace than their non-veteran counterparts. In fact, between 2005 and 2015, veterans’ average hourly wages were nearly $5 higher — at almost $26 an hour — compared to $21 an hour for non-veterans. Those findings, and more, by faculty economists Dr. Francesco Renna and Dr. Amanda Weinstein, at The University of Akron are discussed in their paper, The Veteran Wage Differential.More News