The Economics Department


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About Economics

The Economics Department is one of the largest departments within the College of Liberal Arts, with over 500 students graduating each year.

Undergraduate Program
The undergraduate program trains students to think objectively and independently about a wide range of economic topics. With an emphasis in the application of mathematics and writing skills, this program prepares students for professional careers in industry, finance, government, law, and teaching.

MA Program
The MA program offers a rigorous curriculum with quantitative training that prepares students for careers in the public and private sector. This program also allows students to complete an MA degree in as little as 10 months.

Ph.D. Program
The Ph.D. program equips students for academic careers with an educational emphasis in economic theory, statistical methods, and field application. In addition, students are brought to the top of their discipline by an active series of research seminars as a supplement to their coursework.

PhD Job Candidates

Tom Wiseman

Chair of Economics

Tom Wiseman
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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