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Yan Li

Economics Instructor Wins Excellence in Teaching Award

Yan Li honored for dedication to students, curriculum and instruction Yan Li is the recipient of the University of … [Read More...]

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George Akpandjar Wins National Graduate Competition

A Ph.D. student in the Department of Economics recently won the 2015 Barry M. Moriarty Graduate Paper Competition … [Read More...]

Lorin Dawson

Lorin Dawson Receives Golden Key International Society Scholarship

Among the beautiful beaches and carnival celebrations, University of Mississippi junior Lorin Dawson is hoping to gain … [Read More...]


Former Federal Reserve Economist Thomas Garrett Joins Faculty

While the troubled national economy is not as far along in the recovery process as many had hoped, a UM faculty member … [Read More...]

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Scotland Calling Economics Major Neal McMillin

Taylor Medalist Neal McMillin of Madison spent the summer in Scotland pursuing his dream. He used a $5,000 Barksdale … [Read More...]

MERL, the Mississippi Experimental Research Laboratory

A state-of-the-art research facility. MERL is used by faculty and graduate students to conduct a wide variety of economics research, including research in experimental economics, econometrics, and microeconomics.

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Holman Hall

The Department of Economics is located in Holman Hall in the heart of campus.

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The Department of Economics offers a B.A. degree at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level, we offer M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics.

Degrees Degrees

Economic Benefits

Economics students develop analytical skills, a strong quantitative background, and clarity and precision of expression.

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Economics is an amazing social science, providing insight for business, public policy and human behavior in general. Economics underlies successful business practices and effective government policy. Economists study how markets work to determine what is produced, how it is produced, and how income is distributed. Among the many topics studied in economics are the role and impact of international trade, the impact of monopoly on the economy, and the problems of unemployment and inflation.