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.

Our programs

Economics Seminar Series: Spring 2019

Join us for a wonderful lineup of seminar speakers in Snead Hall from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Note: All seminars will be held in Snead Hall room B2165 unless otherwise stated. Guests from outside VCU can find convenient visitor parking in the JL Lot located at 200 W. Cary Street. Please contact Adam Blandin (ajblandin@vcu.edu) or Caleb Cox (cacox@vcu.edu) with questions.

Industry connections

Student Economics Association: 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: Provides K-12 students with the economic knowledge and financial skills needed to thrive in today’s economy.

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