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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

20180222.Research_Scholarship_Awards-0022 Jacob Hochard – Chancellor Staton

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:

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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:

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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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Inaugural Troxler Visiting Distinguished Professor of Economics, 2017

On: 08 Aug 2017 17:30
Under the generous support of the Harold C. Troxler Endowment, John C. Whitehead will be the inaugural Troxler Visiting Distinguished Professor of Economics this year. ( Dr. Whitehead is a highly regarded scholar in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. He began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at ECU in 1989 and served as Director of the Coastal and

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Rising Economics Stars Ceremony

On: 23 Feb 2017 15:30
Economics faculty recognized its high-achieving students at its inaugural Spring recognition ceremony on Feb. 23. The first group of students recognized are the “Rising Economics Stars”. These are the students who during the past three semesters have received either an “A” or “A-“ in both of the introductory economics courses. The second group of students recognized are all economics majors

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