Department of Economics
VCU School of Business
301 W. Main Street
3rd floor, room B3153
P.O. Box 844000
Richmond, VA 23284-4000
Phone: (804) 828-1717
Fax: (804) 828-9103
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 - 4:30
Closed on campus holidays
We invite you to join us as we explore economic ideas and discover how these ideas shape the world around us. Whether you are interested in taking a few economics courses or considering economics as a major, the Department of Economics at VCU offers the curriculum and world-class faculty to facilitate your discovery.
From our gateway course to our capstone courses, our students learn to approach economic problems using analytics and data-driven exploration. Importantly, our undergraduate curriculum also focuses on preparing students to professionally and confidently communicate their ideas.
The VCU Economics Department has a proud tradition of dedication to research and scholarship. Our Experimental Laboratory for Economics and Business Research allows our award-winning faculty members to conduct research on behalf of many national and international organizations including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as well as VCU. Please feel free to explore our faculty Web pages to learn more about each professor's broad range of research interests.
Contribute to the advancement of economic research and earn money while playing decision making games in the Experimental Lab!
The student-run Economics Club at VCU strives to bring students, faculty and professionals together to promote and understand the impact economics has in the world around us. For more information, please visit the group's facebook page.
Congratulations to Dr. Doug Davis who received the 2015 Faculty Council Award for Excellence. The Award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary achievements in teaching, research and service. Dr. Davis’ recent accomplishments include: presiding as President of the Southern Economic Association, receiving a National Science Foundation Award to research financial markets, developing a new economics capstone course in Experimental Economics, and numerous publications in high-quality journals.