Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is to foster new 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 unrivalled within the state of Wisconsin.

Our mission is threefold:

First, with regards to teaching, we wish to provide our students with the skills and tools needed to enable them to be successful in their chosen careers. As such, we aim to create an academic experience that lays the foundation for their success. By providing quality education, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, we hope to prepare them for advanced studies as well as other chosen careers.

Second, with regards to research, we wish to create an environment that will enable our faculty to maintain an active and diverse research agenda. By doing so, we seek to attract and retain high quality faculty to the Department. In addition, we aim to allow faculty to lend their expertise to regional, national and international interests, and outreach.

Third, through service, we aim to foster collegiality, community and outreach, from within the University and beyond.
Through these key channels, we aim to advance the reputation of the Department and that of the College of Business and Economics, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.