As part of its mission, the University of Georgia “endeavors to prepare the university community and the state for full participation in the global society of the 21st century.” The Department of Economics plays a vital role in this mission in two important ways.

For students interested in business careers, economics is an essential foundation for business education. Similarly, when it’s viewed in the broader sense of a liberal arts education, economics is a core discipline and an integral part of a well-rounded course of study.

We strive to promote high-quality research and scholarship, and to provide students with an excellent education in economics that gives them a conceptual framework for understanding the world, a set of skills for pursuing leadership in the world's private enterprise system, and a foundation for advanced study and research.


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Spotlights

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How one Terry economics major made it to the White House, the Brookings Institute and, then, back to school

How one Terry economics major made it to the White House, the Brookings Institute and, then, back to school.

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Spotlight on Santanu Chatterjee

The "In Their Own Words" series examines some of the more personal paths of faculty at the Terry College. Economics professor Santanu Chatterjee answers "What was your undergraduate major and why did you choose it?”

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Meigs Professor of Economics answers “What was your undergraduate major and why did you choose it?"

This series examines some of the more personal paths of faculty at the Terry College. Meigs Professor of Economics David Mustard answers “What was your undergraduate major and why did you choose it?”