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Featured News

James Heintz named Andrew Glyn Professor of Economics

The Economics Department is pleased to announce the appointment of James Heintz to the Andrew Glyn Professorship in the Department of Economics and the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI). This position, funded by an anonymous donor and a matching fund established by the Provost's Office, honors Andrew Glyn, a rigorous, path-breaking, socially committed and renowned economist who was a faculty member at Oxford University for nearly four decades until his untimely death in 2007. His life's work continues to be an exemplar for many.

Upcoming Events

Continuing and Professional Education Fall 2014 Online Courses
September 2 - December 5

The Department of Economics is offering several online courses during the Fall semester. Enrollment begins July 16th.  Click here for a complete list of courses, detailed course descriptions, and links to register.

Fall 2014 Semester Begins
Tuesday, September 2

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