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Empowered analysis of economic behavior, government policies and social institutions.

Students who study economics and management at DePauw University obtain the intellectual skills needed to become informed citizens and leaders in the world’s dynamic economy. Economics provides valuable insight into contemporary issues that shape our society, such as income inequality, growth, poverty, discrimination, environmental regulation, trade and government policy.

STUDENT PROFILE

LOIS MILLER ’17

“The most valuable thing about the economics department at DePauw is its professors. Small class sizes make it easy to form relationships, and my professors were always engaging, welcoming and helpful. From my first semester at DePauw, when I took Intro to Econ, all the way through my senior year, when I was working on my thesis and applying to graduate schools, my professors took an interest in my future and were willing to provide advice and chat about my options.

Graduate & Careers

AWARDS WON BY STUDENTS

Critical Language Scholarship Program, Fulbright Fellowship, Junior Fellowship, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Junior Fellows Program, Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the American Institutes for Research, Washington D.C.

Career Options

Academia, Accounting, Consulting, Data analysis, Finance, Law, Management, Manufacturing, Marketing, Nonprofits, Policy development, Public sector, Research

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GRADUATE INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

  • Columbia University
  • DePaul University
  • Harvard Business School
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Stanford University
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Syracuse University
  • University of California at Irvine
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University, St. Louis

Examples of Internships

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Faculty

Humberto Barreto, Ph.D. Specializes in history of economic thought. Author of several books and many articles on how to use Excel® spreadsheets to improve teaching of economics and econometrics. Holds an annual teaching workshop for faculty interested in becoming more effective teachers.

William J. “Bill” Field, Ph.D. Co-taught a winter term class called “Macroeconomics vs. Microfinance: Cowboys vs. Beach Boys”
in Costa Rica. Collaborated with two other professors to write about their attempt to require students to learn economics via written and oral communication and quantitative reasoning.

Ophelia Goma, Ph.D. Interested in economic development with a focus on gender in the developing world. Received several grants to develop curriculum and study the Asian economic perspective. Has led students on educational programs to Kenya and the Philippines.

Jeffrey Gropp, Ph.D. Serves as director of the Management Fellows Program. Specializes in finance and econometrics. Enjoys teaching Introduction to Economics because it exposes students to a discipline he deeply appreciates. Published in peer-reviewed journals.

Jarrod Hunt, Ph.D. An applied macroeconomist with research interests in international economics (concerning issues related to sovereign default) and monetary economics (with a focus on forecasting interest rates). Places a strong emphasis on creating a relaxed and inclusive classroom where students can comfortably explore challenging concepts and techniques.

Gary Lemon, Ph. D. Author of the 2017 book “Savvy Investing: Strategy for Successful Investing.” Has conducted investment seminars and helped individuals construct their portfolios.Previously worked as a financial analyst for General Electric Co.

Paul McGurr, Ph.D. Former chief financial officer for Carl’s Drug Co., Rome, N.Y.; former interim dean of the School of Business Administration at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colo.; consultant and guest lecturer at Jönköping International Business School, Sweden.

Ray Niles, Ph.D. Former Wall Street executive, stock analyst and investment manager. Wrote a chapter about the dubious origins and purpose of central banking for the 2017 book “In Pursuit of Wealth: The Moral Case for Finance.”

Manu Raghav, Ph.D. Believes in a balance in pedagogical approaches and uses a wide variety of teaching methods and techniques. Primary research focus is the economics of higher education and related fields.

Allison Roehling, Ph.D. Researches the relationship between international trade and exchange rates. Interested in policy issues that influence international trade. Challenges students to use an economic framework to understand the implications of contemporary government policy decisions.

Koray Sayili, Ph.D. Interested in economics of entrepreneurship, labor economics and financial aspects of corporate innovation. Recently co-authored and published a paper on how the investment styles of institutional investors affect corporate research and development and innovation outcomes.

Michele Villinski, Ph.D. Former director of two fellows programs at DePauw. Named 2012 Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Won a Fulbright senior specialist award to share experiences and hone skills while building capacity at the University of Surabaya in Indonesia.

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