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

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

Watch: Doing Business Wright

Video: The Raj Soin College of Business hosted the Doing Business Wright Professional Development Day on Nov. 6 in the Rike Hall lobby.

Noted economist Yana van der Meulen Rodgers to make two presentations at Wright State

Yana van der Meulen Rodgers will discuss “The Relationship between LGBT Inclusion and Economic Development" and “Social Disadvantage and Child Health among China’s Rural-Urban Migrant Households.”

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