Economics at VSB is a community of scholars with a reputation for competitive, diverse, and socially-responsible academic programs and cutting-edge research. Economics faculty are frequently invited by the media to share their expertise and insights on current events. The department is also known for its international faculty and global curricular focus.
VSB faculty publish in journals including the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, European Economic Review, International Economic Review, and The Review of Economics and Statistics.
The Economics faculty redesigned the sequence of the undergraduate micro- and macro-economics curriculum to mirror the standard schedule of release dates for national economic data. This adaptation will not only add a new dimension of excitement and interest to the coursework, but will allow faculty to seamlessly integrate textbook learning and real-world data.
Faculty members regularly consult with business community members to ensure that the curriculum is relevant and reflects global business practice. In addition to providing input on the curriculum, corporate partners often serve as guest lecturers. In recent years, VSB has welcomed speakers from companies including Delta Airlines, Accenture, CB Richard Ellis Group, Verizon Communications, and Column Financial.
Economics courses at VSB prepare students to think critically in almost every enterprise. This program addresses how individuals and firms make decisions in a world of scarcity and uncertainty while also presenting opportunities to learn how to analyze the performance and interaction of national economies.
Wen Mao, Chair
Economics and Statistics