Economics

Economics Department

Marburg Lecture

John Bates Clark medal winner Dr. Raj Chetty delivers 2013 Marburg Lecture

Prof. Chetty is one of the authors of a groundbreaking new study on upward mobility in America. The study examined data from cities across the country, and found that the chances of poor children’s climbing the economic ladder were considerably higher in some places than others. Prof. Chetty’s research focuses on what he calls “equality of opportunity: how can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding”

Economics at Marquette University is offered as an undergraduate major and minor in the College of Business Administration and Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. Graduate students study global economic issues in great depth in the Master of Science in Applied Economics and MBA programs. Undergraduate students may specialize in Business Economics, Financial Economics, International Economics or Marketing Research Economics. Further, students may sign up for a five-year program to complete both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees concurrently.

The department is led by 14 full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members who are award-winning scholars in their field. Many have practical experience, having worked for or consulted with organizations such as the United Nations, Wisconsin Realtors Association, the Council of Economic Advisers, the Connecticut Department of Labor, and more.

Program highlights

  • Economics graduates are recruited by leading employers in the region and the nation, including The Kohler Company, Kohl’s Department Stores, Accenture, Wells Fargo, US Bank and many more.
  • Economics faculty members are active applied scholars who publish in top peer-reviewed journals, such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Public Choice, Review of International Economics, Kyklos, Economic Inquiry and others.
  • The Applied Global Business Learning program provides students with opportunities to apply their business skills in real-world settings in developing countries.

Center for Global and Economic Studies

The Center for Global and Economic Studies provides a focal point for addressing the increasing importance of global economic issues.  The center sponsors numerous activities at Marquette to expand awareness of global economic concerns, including the Distinguished Speaker Series in Economic Issues, the Marburg Memorial Lecture, public presentations on contemporary economic issues, as well as numerous research and data resources.