Economic Sciences

Jill McCluskey, 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 can 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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Last Updated 08.30.2019

Bertha C. and Roy E. Leigh Distinguished Lecture in Economics

2020 Leigh Lecture Speaker

Dr Hilary Hoynes Professor of Public Policy and Economics at University of California Berkeley is this year’s lecturer Read More…

Recently Featured Faculty

WSU economists Jill McCluskey and Tom Marsh named Western Agricultural Economics Association Fellows. Read more…

Economist Dr. Anna Espinola-Arredondo helps advance environmental economics as journal editor Read more…

Michael Brady associate professor and Alex Prera associate clinical professor in the School of Economic Sciences named favorite or most influential professor by CAHNRS Ambassadors.


Umesh Bastola, a recent doctoral graduate of the School of Economic Sciences, and Thomas Marsh, joint professor in Economic Sciences and the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, are part of an international effort seeking solutions to frequent outbreaks harming the herds that rural residents depend on to survive. Read More

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!

Undergraduate Publication

Undergraduate Trent Davis’s economics capstone paper, “International Trade and the Eurozone: A Gravity Model Study,” was accepted for publication in Issues of Polical Economy. Congratulations Trent!

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