The Economics Department


Oct 26

Labor - Jonah Rockoff

  3:30 - 5:00 pm • BRB 1.118

Oct 27

Macroeconomics - Natalia Ramondo

  3:30 - 5:00 pm • BRB 1.118

Oct 28

Practice Job Talk - Hassan Afrouzi, Macroeconomics

  3:30 - 5:00 pm • BRB 1.118

Oct 28

Applied Micro Lunch Seminar - Stephen Trejo

  11:00 - 12:00 pm • BRB 1.118

Oct 28

Theory - Sander Heinsalu

  3:30 - 5:00 pm • BRB 2.136

About the Department

The Economics Department is the largest department within the College of Liberal Arts with over 2,300 undergraduate majors. The department offers about 50 sections of undergraduate courses each semester, covering both economic theory and a rich variety of topics. The undergraduate program in Economics trains students to think objectively and independently about a wide range of economic issues and problems, giving them insights that will serve them as individuals and citizens. The undergraduate program emphasizes the application of mathematics as well as the development of writing skills. The undergraduate program prepares students for professional careers in industry, finance, government, law and teaching.


Bernard and Audre Rapoport Building

Our Ph.D. program in Economics focuses on training students for academic careers. Our program builds from a core of economic theory and statistical methods to applications of in a wide range of fields. We maintain an active set of research seminars which, building upon coursework, bring Ph.D. students to the frontier of the discipline. 

Jason Abrevaya

Chair of Economics

Jason Abrevaya
The Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin is nationally recognized for its research and teaching. It is the intellectual home of approximately 40 economists and 100 Ph.D. students.
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    The University of Texas at Austin
    2225 Speedway
    BRB 1.116, C3100
    Austin, Texas 78712
    512-471-3211 (main) & 512-471-2973 (advising)