Economics

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 have received research funding from a myriad of organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Our programs

Economics Seminar Series: Spring 2020

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

Note: Guests from outside VCU can find convenient visitor parking in the JL Lot located at 200 W. Cary Street. Please contact Ioannis Kospentaris (ikospentaris@vcu.edu) or Daniel Stephenson (stephensod@vcu.edu) with questions.

Networking & Research

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

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.

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: Learn about local economic conditions and opportunities.

American Economic Association: See what issues economists nationwide are researching.

Richmond Association for Business Economics: Join local business leaders for lunch and a speaker. A great networking opportunity!

Head of Richmond Fed addresses economic uncertainty in Q&A with Dean Grier

Head of Richmond Fed addresses economic uncertainty in Q&A with Dean Grier

Wednesday, October 2

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Tom Barkin discussed uncertainty in the U.S. economy in Q&A session.

Welcome New Faculty

Welcome New Faculty

Thursday, September 26

The VCU School of Business is pleased to welcome an outstanding group of new faculty!

Bequest by Business Grads to Benefit VCU Athletics & School of Business

Bequest by Business Grads to Benefit VCU Athletics & School of Business

Monday, September 23

When they met 40 years ago, Sandy and Tim Sizemore never knew how VCU Business would impact their lives and legacy.

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