University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Department of Economics

Both a social science and a business field, it can be argued that economics has evolved from a "discipline" to an "approach" used to study behavior with regards to the use of scarce resources.

Academic Programs

The Department of Economics offers undergraduate programs in both the the Sam M. Walton College of Business and Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Students completing these programs graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Business Economics), a Bachelor of Science in International Business or a Bachelor of Arts (Economics Major). We also offer both a Master of Arts (M.A.) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in economics.

 

 


Economics Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor’s Degrees

The study of economics can prepare you for an increasingly knowledge-based and interdependent global economy of the twenty-first century.

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Economics Graduate Programs
Master's Degree and Ph.D Program

Our graduate programs are designed to provide advanced training for those who want to pursue careers in economics.

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Research and Outreach

The Department of Economics continues to evolve along with our field. Faculty and students are involved in research that expands the frontiers of economics.

Behavioral Business Research Lab

The Walton Research Laboratory in the Center for Academic Excellence is an interdisciplinary resource for studying human behavior and decision making.

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Center for Business and Economic Research

The center supports economic development by providing economic and demographic data and analysis to business, government, and individuals.

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Bessie B. Moore Center for Economic Education

The center works to improve economic education in elementary and secondary schools by training teachers and developing curriculum materials.

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New & Noteworthy

Students Attend 2017 Enactus National Competition

Students Attend 2017 Enactus National Competition

Students from the U of A attended the 2017 Enactus National Competition in Kansas City to network, brainstorm project ideas and create partnerships with students from other colleges and universities.

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Brownback Receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant for Consumer Research

Brownback Receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant for Consumer Research

Andrew P. Brownback, a Walton College assistant professor in economics, has won a $198,940 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a study on ways to encourage people to make healthy food choices while not giving up choice.

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Yell Retires After 40 Years of Service

Yell Retires After 40 Years of Service

In the summer of 1976, Susan Imes Yell was a rising senior at Fayetteville High School. She also held a part time job at the School of Law. Little did she know that this would lead to a 40-year journey at the University of Arkansas.

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