Welcome to Economics at ECU!

The Department of Economics at East Carolina University strives to accomplish its broad missions of providing sound training in economics to undergraduate and graduate students, producing nationally and internationally recognized research, and providing valuable services to our discipline, the University, and the communities in Eastern North Carolina. We offer three concentrations of undergraduate majors in Economics, a MS degree in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics, as well as a Coastal and Marine Economics and Policy Concentration in the Coastal Resources Management Ph.D. Degree. Our faculty and staff are committed to your success. We encourage you to visit us in person at the department's main office in Brewster Building on 10th Street.

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Economics News


Congratulations to our former student, Nolan Outlaw for joint publication with Dr. Lee!

On: 05 Oct 2018 19:17
Our former MS. Economics student have a joint publication with Dr. Lee in journal Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behavior. Title: The antecedents of mandatory motorcycle helmet legislation enhancing behavior Highlights: • Favorable attitudes toward helmet safety generally increase helmet utilization. • Utilization rates are 10–20 percentage points higher among motorcyclists with favorable beliefs. • Helmet utilization rates are

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NPR Marketplace: Dr. Meghan Millea talks about the impact of financial crisis on economics education

On: 06 Mar 2018 12:00
On a recent NPR Marketplace broadcast, Dr. Meghan Millea from ECU Economics Department talks about the impact of #financialcrisis on economics education and how she gets her students engaged in class. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf_zJjkD2tB/ See also post on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10155397448198596&id=371955638595 Listen to episode from 18min. 55sec https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace/03062018

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Jacob Hochard named the Coastal-Maritime Council Coastal Scholar Award winner (2018)

On: 22 Feb 2018 12:00
Jake Hochard received the 2018 Coastal-Maritime Council Coastal Scholar Award. The CMC is a forum for discussing internal and external issues and actions that are important to coastal and maritime interests campus-wide and at affiliated institutions. In accordance with its goal of encouraging research from non-tenured tenure-track faculty, the CMC recognizes outstanding scholarship contributing to our knowledge, understanding and improvement

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CEREP: Jonathan Lee’s research evaluates policies designed to reduce manufacturing pollution

On: 15 Feb 2018 12:00
Jonathan Lee’s research has been recognized by the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy at NC State University. Read the full article here: https://cenrep.ncsu.edu/2018/02/15/jonathan-lee-profile/

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On: 30 Jan 2018 12:00
Greg Howard’s research was featured in the News distributed by the East Carolina University: “As eastern North Carolina farmers continue to adjust to commercial challenges in the face of an aging population and overall decline in farmland, one East Carolina University professor is using the power of economics to aid the region.” Read the full feature here: https://www.northcarolina.edu/news/2018/01/Environmental-Impact

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Symposium on the State of the Economy, James Hamilton (Featured Speaker)

On: 02 Oct 2017 13:00

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