Department of Economics

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Economics is the study of how resources are created and used and how to make the best use of available resources. Economics students learn to make decisions and recommendations that are vital to the success of businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, households, and for society as a whole.

Success Stories

Mathew Muhlenkamp is a Senior in the B.S.B. in Business Economics Program. Mathew was awarded an outstanding student scholarship by the Department of Economics for this academic year.  He is in the Wright State University Honors Program and is currently working on Senior Honors Thesis on the effects of sales taxes. 

Heather Carino is a Senior in the B.A. in Economic program.  She has been awarded an outstanding student scholarship by the Department of Economics for two years.  Heather is the Treasurer of the Economics Club this year and after earning her bachelor’s degree, she plans to enter our M.S. in Social and Applied Economics program in 2014.

Department News

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Five Wright State Army ROTC grads honored nationally as Distinguished Military Graduates
Distinguished Military Graduates made up 50 percent of Wright State’s Army ROTC commissioning class.

App-ortunity knocks

Student-developed mobile app driving student engagement at Raj Soin College of Business
Student-developed mobile phone app helping business students stay involved on campus.

Department of Economics sponsored visit by noted economist

Economist Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, a professor of women’s and gender studies at Rutgers University, spoke at Wright State University in an appearance sponsored by the Department of Economics in the Raj

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