The mission of the Department of Economics at UW-Whitewater is to foster knowledge through high quality research conducted by our faculty and to convey that knowledge to students through undergraduate and graduate programs. As such, the Department of Economics strives to achieve excellence in research, teaching and service. By doing so, we aim to grow into an undergraduate economics program that is unrivaled within the state of Wisconsin.
Our mission is threefold:
Economists investigate social questions and issues such as efficiency, resource allocation, inflation, unemployment, optimal policy, growth, discrimination, pollution and poverty, among others. In investigating these kinds of problems, an economist typically does many of the following activities:
In addition to faculty that are active in research, a large number of our students engage in research through the Fiscal and Economic Research Center and the Undergraduate Research Program at UW-Whitewater. Other students pursue undergraduate research projects through an independent study course for credit (ECON 498), working under the mentorship of a faculty member.
UW-Whitewater defeated Northwestern University and the University of Chicago to compete in the Fed Challenge national semifinals
Student orgs » Active student organizations provide opportunities for service, professional development, and interaction among members and industry professionals.
Internships » The best way to gain relevant work experience and obtain career positions is through an internship. Each department in the college maintains information on internships specific to their degrees and majors. Internships are also available through the Fiscal and Economic Research Center. Students interested in FERC opportunities should contact Professor Russ Kashian.
Career outcomes » Economics majors have a 100 percent placement rate within six months of graduation. It is a degree that teaches the economic principles and problem-solving techniques applicable in a variety of positions, and often leads to high-paying jobs.
Scholarships » With support by generous donors, the economics department offers numerous scholarship opportunities to students with a declared economics major.
Student Development » Experiential learning opportunities, including those available through the Fiscal and Economic Research Center, offer important hands-on experience for students while providing outeach services to members of the regional community.
Department Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (262) 472-1361