Economics

A Special Message for Spring 2021:

We look forward to welcoming our students to campus this semester. If you need any support – especially if you are from out of state – please do not hesitate to reach out to your professors.​ Following instructions from Governor DeWine's office, please continue to practice social distancing and wear masks inside buildings to promote the safety of our community. To learn more about what campus and academic life will look like in the Fall, you may check the Return to Campus site regularly.​ See you soon.

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Welcome to the Economics Department at Xavier University. Economists study how individuals and societies make choices when resources are scarce. As such, courses in economics examine topics such as unemployment, international trade, financial markets, inequality, development and government intervention. At the core of each of these topics are individuals responding to incentives to improve their own lives and that of societies around them. Thus, economics embodies Jesuit values, such as discernment, Magis, and solidarity and kinship.

The critical thinking, communication and empirical skills developed by our students are in high demand. Our recent graduates include a Fulbright Scholar, a Truman Scholar, analysts and executives in the private sector (such as P&G, Morgan Stanley, 84.51, Kroger, and SC Johnson), non-profit and government (such as the Federal Reserve) and faculty in liberal arts colleges. Some of our alumni have also pursued graduate degrees in economics, business, and law in prestigious universities. Our students have won awards for their presentations in academic conferences and pursued research collaborations with our faculty.

Our faculty excel in teaching and publish regularly in highly regarded journals in their areas of specializations. Just as important, we take pride in forming personal relationships with students. In many cases, these relationships have continued well after the students graduate from Xavier. Our teaching and mentoring are generously supported by our Board of Advisors, through research scholarships, internship opportunities, guest lectures, and mentoring.

We offer several undergraduate degrees through the Williams College of Business and the College of Arts and Science. We have an active Economics Club and a chapter of Omicron Delta Epsion, the International Economics Honor Society.

If you have any questions about our programs, please contact us. Follow us on Twitter or if you are an alumni, join our Alumni Group on Linkedin to stay up-to-date with our activities.