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.

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Raj Soin College of Business graduates shares their knowledge and experience with Wright State students as part of a series of seminars on local and global economies.

Department News

Thomas Traynor named dean of Raj Soin College of Business

Thomas Traynor had served as interim dean of the College of Business since 2017 after serving as associate dean for graduate studies and executive education.

Economics alumni CareSource managers to give a career talk Nov. 7

Three Wright State economics alumni who work as managers at CareSource will discuss their careers and job roles with students and others at a campus forum.

Wright State well represented on state higher education committee

New alumnus Daniel Palmer and Dan Krane, president of Wright State’s Faculty Senate, were appointed to the Ohio Undergraduate Mission Study Committee.

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