From undergraduate studies
to PhDs, UW offers economics degree programs and finance degree programs that
provide students with the academic background that enables them to succeed in a
variety of career options.
- E&F faculty and
students examine economic and financial issues that matter locally and around
the globe, including issues related to environmental policy, natural resources,
energy, market organization, trade, economic development, and finance. The
department has produced a world-class program by pulling together scientists
with a common purpose — how to use economics and finance to create more
well-being while protecting our environment and natural resources.
Why Major in Economics & Finance?
- The department
offers undergraduate and master's degrees in economics and finance (including a
dual master's in economics and finance combined), as well as a PhD degree in
- Economics & Finance degree programs provide you with a logical method of thinking you can use forever; you will have a set of tools that will help shape how you view the world's affairs.
- Starting salaries of economics & finance majors traditionally rank high among all starting salaries. Your degree gives you a top 5 salary immediately and in the long-term with a 2009 starting median salary of $50,000 and mid career median salary of $101,000 (http://www.payscale.com/)
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Professor Robert Godby publishes book
Dr. Robert Godby, an associate professor in
the Department of Economics and Finance, published his first book titled The
European Financial Crisis in December of 2013. Professor Godby began his
academic career at the University of Wyoming in 1997. He has since published articles in journals,
contributed to edited volumes, presented his research internationally, and
served as public expert by commenting in radio, national television, and public
media interviews on his main research areas, which include macroeconomic and
monetary policy, behavioral economics, energy economics, industrial
organization, and environmental economics and policy. Read more...
Welcome New Faculty Member to Department of Economics and Finance: Dr. Linda Thunstrom
Dr. Thunstrom has been a visiting professor in the
Department of Economics and Finance for the last 2 years, and it has been a
very positive experience for her. She is excited about starting her new job as
an assistant professor in the department this fall. Her research is in the
fields of health economics, public economics and behavioral economics. Her focus
is on analyzing contributors to the rise in diet related illnesses and how
public policy may impact healthy choices, but she enjoys digging into other
topics as well. Read more...