Economic Sciences

H. Alan Love, Director, invites you to visit the School of Economic Sciences.

The School of Economic Sciences offers a highly rated Ph.D. program in Economics and Agricultural Economics, an M.S. degree in Applied Economics, and an undergraduate program leading to a B.S. degree that open doors to a wide variety of career paths. The School has over 85 graduate students and over 240 undergraduates.

The School is dedicated to high-quality teaching, research, outreach and engagement. Students are taught by 30 full-time faculty members from many economic disciplines. The faculty and students are actively engaged in cutting-edge research. There is a strong tradition of excellence in applied econometric modeling.

Recent publications include journal articles in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Econometrica, International Economic Review, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Environmental Economics & Management, Journal of Law & Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Review of Economic Studies, and Quantitative Economics.

List of courses in Economic Sciences

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SES News

Recent SES PhD Alum Tristan Skolrud in the NEWS.

Congratulations to the School of Economic Science’s Rebecca Laio for being voted the third best Academic Adviser on campus!

T. Randall Fortenbery named 2016-17 WAEA President Elect

2016-17 incoming Directors are Karina Gallardo and WSU Alum Cory Walters of the University of Nebraska


Washington State University Global Campus, ranked in the top five percent in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of best online undergraduate programs in the nation… Read More or go directly to U.S. News & World Report.

According to THE ECONOMIC VALUE of COLLEGE MAJORS published by Georgetown University, “Economics” and “Business Economics are two of the top 25 ranked best majors by wages. (Anthony P. Carnevale, Ban Cheah and Andrew R. Hanson 2015, p. 19)

Article on of the top ten Best “PhD Majors By Salary” a PhD in Economics ranks sixth with a mid-career median of $134,000!


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Emerging Undergrad

Emerging Undergrad Paige is a Cougar Connector who introduces prospective students and family to the WSU campus. Paige is also the Director of Legislative Affairs and spent her sophomore Spring semester in Olympia as a full-time lobbyist on behalf of WSU students. Paige hopes to attend law school to focus on public policy in the future to help improve the economy.

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