Welcome Back!

After over a year and a half of empty offices, silent classrooms, and the massive movement online, the Department of Economics is returning to campus as it builds back from the enormous human and economic devastation of the covid crisis. As we move forward, we are acutely aware that the pandemic is not yet over and significant challenges remain. Through these hard times, the department remains committed to excellence in teaching and education, continuing the UMass commitment to encouraging an unparalleled diversity of approaches to economic thought and problem-solving. The department’s faculty continues to provide innovative answers to today’s pressing issues, willing to dispute the conventional wisdom when needed. In short, the Department of Economics is continuing its proud tradition of changing the way we think about economics. This tradition is needed now more than ever.