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 as well as a MS degree in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics. 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


WITN: ECU economic professors react to Verizon buying Yahoo for $4.83B

On: 25 Jul 2016 08:22 By Lindsay Oliver/Megan Hucks | Posted: Mon 9:31 PM, Jul 25, 2016  |  Updated: Tue 8:22 AM, Jul 26, 2016 The number one wireless carrier in the country will be making another purchase. Verizon Communications is set to buy Yahoo’s internet properties as they try to compete with online powerhouses like Google. Verizon announced Monday that they would buy Yahoo for

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WCTI12: Dr. Rothman comments on Brexit

On: 27 Jun 2016 12:00
Video of Dr. Philip Rothman giving interview to Channel WCTI12 regarding Brexit. (credit to: NewsChannel 12, New Bern, NC,, YouTube channel: )

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Dr. Howard’s paper accepted by Economics Letters

On: 21 Mar 2016 14:43
Congratulations to Dr. Greg Howard. His paper “On Linking Risk Preferences and Time Preferences when Estimating Incentive Effects” has been accepted by Economics Letters.

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Dr. Lee’s paper accepted by the International Journal of Industrial Organization

On: 29 Oct 2015 19:13
Congratulations to Dr. Lee. His paper “The Effect of Coal Combustion Byproducts on Price Discrimination by Upstream Industries”  with Qingxin He, has been accepted by International Journal of Industrial Organization.

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Symposium on the State of the Economy organized by Economics Department

On: 05 Oct 2015 12:00
Department of Economics organized Economics Symposium with the invited speaker, UCLA professor Lee Ohanian. Randall Parker coordinated the event and both he and Dr. Rothman were co-presenters. Video from event coming soon. Related links: Story in the Daily Reflector: Lee Ohanian interview with News and Views with Tom and Sadie airs on 103.7 FM, and 94.1 FM: Video:

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