University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Department of Economics

Both a social science and a business field, it can be argued that economics has evolved from a "discipline" to an "approach" used to study behavior with regards to the use of scarce resources.

Academic Programs

The Department of Economics offers undergraduate programs in both the the Sam M. Walton College of Business and Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Students completing these programs graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Business Economics), a Bachelor of Science in International Business or a Bachelor of Arts (Economics Major). We also offer both a Master of Arts (M.A.) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in economics.

 

 


Economics Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor’s Degrees

The study of economics can prepare you for an increasingly knowledge-based and interdependent global economy of the twenty-first century.

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Economics Graduate Programs
Master's Degree and Ph.D Program

Our graduate programs are designed to provide advanced training for those who want to pursue careers in economics.

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Research and Outreach

The Department of Economics continues to evolve along with our field. Faculty and students are involved in research that expands the frontiers of economics.

Behavioral Business Research Lab

The Walton Research Laboratory in the Center for Academic Excellence is an interdisciplinary resource for studying human behavior and decision making.

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Center for Business and Economic Research

The center supports economic development by providing economic and demographic data and analysis to business, government, and individuals.

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Bessie B. Moore Center for Economic Education

The center works to improve economic education in elementary and secondary schools by training teachers and developing curriculum materials.

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New & Noteworthy

Gaduh Named Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Affiliated Professor

Gaduh Named Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Affiliated Professor

Arya B. Gaduh, an associate professor in economics at the Walton College, has been invited to join the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab as an affiliated professor.

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Economies of Smaller Cities, Rural Areas Likely Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Economies of Smaller Cities, Rural Areas Likely Hardest Hit by COVID-19

How quickly the Arkansas economy begins to rebound once restrictions are eased and everyone starts thinking about a recovery will depend on careful management and foresight.

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Walton College Economics Graduate Student Awarded Humane Studies Fellowship

Walton College Economics Graduate Student Awarded Humane Studies Fellowship

Nathaniel Burke, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics, has been awarded a Humane Studies Fellowship by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.

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