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.

                                                                                                                                                           Haiyong Liu, Chair

Economics News


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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Dr. Hochard receives major grant from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

On: 01 Nov 2016 12:05
Dr. Jake Hochard today received a major grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Lead Principal Investigator (PI). He and his collaborators have been awarded $400,000 for a three-year project, titled “Community-level Management of Human Health Risks from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) with Defensive Natural Capital Investments.”

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Professor Jamie Kruse elected to the Board of Trustees of the Southern Economic Association

On: 21 Sep 2016 20:09
Professor Jamie Kruse has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Southern Economic Association.  The Southern Economic Association is one of the oldest economics associations in the United States, dating back to 1928.  The association’s Southern Economic Journal which began publication in 1933 is the eighth oldest American scholarly journal in economics.  Kruse’s four-year term will begin November

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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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