University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Economics Graduate Programs

Students majoring in Economics will find a wide variety of exciting and rewarding career paths open to them. The strong analytical and quantitative training an economics degree provides is prized by employers in industry, consulting, policy analysis and design, government, and academia.


Master of Arts in Economics

The Master of Arts in Economics program offers exceptional preparation for either a doctoral program or a career in the private or public sectors. This innovative program combines the study of economic theory and applied econometrics to provide rigorous training and preparation for your chosen career.

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Ph.D.in Economics

Ph.D. program in Economics is to prepare students for careers in teaching, research, government agencies, and business in the United States and abroad.

Prerequisites for the Ph.D. in Economics include intermediate microeconomic theory, intermediate macroeconomic theory, two semesters of calculus, statistics, and linear algebra. Applicants to the program are required to take the GRE and complete the Sam M. Walton College of Business Ph.D. Application for Admission.

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New & Noteworthy

Workers May ‘Choke’ Under Pressure of Non-Monetary Incentives

Workers May ‘Choke’ Under Pressure of Non-Monetary Incentives

Competition for non-monetary awards can have adverse effects on performance and may cause employees to “choke” under pressure, according to a new study by a Walton College economist.

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Kali Publishes Research on ‘The Burden of Glory’ in Journal of Economics & Management Strategy

Kali Publishes Research on ‘The Burden of Glory’ in Journal of Economics & Management Strategy

Raja Kali, a professor in the Walton College Department of Economics and the Conoco Phillips Chair in International Economics and Business, has had his paper entitled “The Burden of Glory: Competing for Non-Monetary Incentives in Rank-Order Tournaments” accepted for publication in the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy.

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Geng Publishes Regulation and Pricing Research in Journal of International Economics

Geng Publishes Regulation and Pricing Research in Journal of International Economics

Difei Geng, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the Walton College, has had his paper “International Effects of National Regulations: External Reference Pricing and Price Controls” accepted for publication in the Journal of International Economics.

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