Department of Economics - Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

Arthur Blakemore

Welcome to the Department of Economics at Arizona State University. Our faculty teaches and conducts research in areas such as macroeconomics, financial economics, econometrics, game theory, microeconomic theory, international economics, and environmental economics. We have more than 500 undergraduate majors and about 40 graduate students.

Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked our department 39th among all U.S. university economics departments and 17th among all U.S. public universities. Our faculty members are key contributors to prestigious economic associations, societies, and editorial boards, and regularly present their research papers at major conferences around the world. This expertise translates into high quality instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Our Ph.D. program produces outstanding graduates trained to create rigorous and innovative economic research. Our Ph.D. graduates obtain jobs primarily in colleges and universities around the world, but also in government and industry.

Our undergraduate program offers Bachelor of Science degrees through both the W. P. Carey School of Business and through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This allows students to tailor the economics degree to their particular skills and interests. We want our majors to learn important theoretical and empirical aspects of economics and to know how to develop rigorous answers to important economic questions on their own. Our graduates go on to careers in government, law, education, and business, with many pursuing postgraduate degrees.

The department’s undergraduate advisors assist students in selecting courses, finding internships, and choosing career paths.

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Economics at the W.P. Carey School of Business. For additional information please contact us at wpcareyecn@asu.edu .

Arthur Blakemore
Professor and Chair