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

Harvard professor Gregory Mankiw explains the facts behind the hot topic

The way you feel about income inequality may be shaped by how you feel about The Avengers, according to Gregory Mankiw, chair of the economics department at Harvard University. 

This Foundation Fellow and economic major has traveled the globe to advocate for women

Foundation Fellow Kathleen Wilson has traveled the world and is now working in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Department of State in preparation for her career advocating for the political, economic and social rights of women and girls worldwide.

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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.