Discover how economic ideas shape the world around us

VCU Department of Economics programs help you master economic analysis with an eye on applying the skill to business, public policy and socioeconomic issues. You'll learn to approach problems using analytics and data-driven exploration, and to persuasively communicate your ideas.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, our experimental lab, and research agenda are invaluable to our students. Our internationally recognized faculty has received research funding a myriad of organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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Economics Club: Socialize and network with your peers while gaining valuable insight into future career opportunities.

Omicron Delta Epsilon: Join the international economics honor society and network with other outstanding achievers.

Experimental Laboratory for Economics and Business Research: Work with faculty to conduct computer-mediated experiments.

VCU Center for Economic Education: The department provides local K-12 students with the economic knowledge and financial skills needed to thrive in today’s economy.

Econ Students Win Honorable Mention at College Fed Challenge

Econ Students Win Honorable Mention at College Fed Challenge

Monday, December 18

Associate professor Oleg Korenok advised the students, who advanced from a district win to the national competition.

Concise Online Videos Illuminate Economics

Concise Online Videos Illuminate Economics

Friday, November 3

“We want to engage our students in a way that’s more meaningful to them and helps them learn best."

VCU’s ‘changemaker in residence’ launches campaign urging people working to alleviate poverty to promise to be ‘sidekicks’

VCU’s ‘changemaker in residence’ launches campaign urging people working to alleviate poverty to promise to be ‘sidekicks’

Tuesday, October 17

Shawn Humphrey, Ph.D., holds a Master's in Economics from VCU. He created the “Sidekick Manifesto.”

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