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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...]


Ask the Experts: Policy Changes for a Brighter Retirement

CardHub recently published an article featuring the insights of Jon Moen, associate professor of economics and … [Read More...]


UM Moneythink Chapter Awarded Morgan Stanley Grant

Money has its privileges, at least for the University of Mississippi chapter of Moneythink. The 2-year-old … [Read More...]


Economics Major Orion Wilcox Studying Abroad on Critical Language Scholarship

An ever-shrinking world continues to increase the need for individuals to be able to collaborate and compete for jobs in … [Read More...]

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.