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Offering comprehensive

and rigorous programs
The Department of Economics equips students with the analytical skills required for conducting high-quality research and applying economic principles to decisions made in business, government and daily life. Our students develop a fundamental understanding of human behavior and master analytical techniques required to expand knowledge in the discipline.

Fields of study

Our students are taught in the major fields of study within economics.

Regional and Urban Economics

The field examines issues related to the intersection of economics with geography and public policy. A major focus is on the study of economic forces related to the development and growth of urban and rural areas.

Development Economics

Development Economics is the study of developing countries and the people who live there. It uses economic theory to ask how to improve the economies of these countries and the quality of life of their inhabitants. Our faculty are actively engaged in field work involving the collection of both observational and experimental data.

International Economics

International economics includes topics related to international finance and international trade. Research in international economics can be based on microeconomic or macroeconomic methods, depending on the question under consideration.

Dynamic Macro and Macroeconometrics

This research field covers a range of topics to address issues in Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, International Macroeconomics, and Financial Economics with emphasis on dynamic models in Macroeconomics, and linear and nonlinear models accompanying with nonstationary issues of Macroeconomic and Financial Time Series.



The outstanding economics research by our faculty has numerous benefits, including providing academic knowledge that educates and inspires our students and assists businesses.

Center for Applied Economic Research Oklahoma Economic Forecast OSU Faculty Research

Student Organizations

Spears Business students have the opportunity to participate in more than 30 student organizations to prepare them for their future professional careers.

Spears Business Student Organizations

Job Candidates

Recent OSU graduates with economics degrees are in leadership positions with the Federal Reserve Bank, Korea Energy Economics Institute and a variety of higher education institutions.

Current Job Candidates


Students in Spears Business have the opportunity to apply for a number of different scholarships. The same application is used to apply for most of these endowed or yearly scholarships.




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