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Department of Economics

About Us

photo of Department The Department of Economics at Indiana University is one of the highly ranked departments in the United States, offering comprehensive coverage of the major fields in modern economics. It currently has 28 faculty members, approximately 80 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate majors. The department has existed since 1935, and has awarded more than 500 Ph.D. degrees. The Department of Economics maintains a close relationship with the Business Economics and Public Policy department (BEPP) of the IU Kelley School of Business . Several of the BEPP faculty are affiliated as our adjunct faculty members and are actively involved in teaching and advising our doctoral students.

During the course of the academic year, the department sponsors numerous lectures by outstanding economists from other universities, as well as in-house lectures by department faculty and students. The department conducts workshops in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and economic history. The department also cosponsors speakers with multi-disciplinary appeal with other units of the university.

The department is housed in Wylie Hall, the oldest building on campus. Wylie has been totally renovated to include computer facilities, a departmental reading room, as well as faculty and graduate student offices.

Indiana University

Indiana University, founded in Bloomington in 1820, is one of the leading research universities in the nation. More than 37,000 students are enrolled at the Bloomington campus, approximately one-third of whom are graduate and professional school students. The University Graduate School, of which the Department of Economics is a constituent unit, offers outstanding academic programs alongside professional schools of national reputation, including the Schools of Public and Environmental Affairs, The Kelley School of Business and the Law School.

As a result of efforts dating back to World War II, Indiana University is also a major center of international studies. This work is concentrated in a large number of federally and foundation-funded area study centers and in language and literature programs.

The Bloomington campus offers a variety of academic and cultural opportunities for minority students such as the Black Culture Center, the Office of Latino Affairs and La Casa. The Office of Women's Affairs is concerned with the status of all women on campus. This office sponsors speakers and career workshops for graduate women.