Haag Hall, Room 211
5120 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

Phone: (816) 235-1314

Department Chair:
Erik K. Olsen,
(816) 235-2837

Office Support Assistant VI:
Jill Folsom, (816) 235-1153

Department Description:

The Department of Economics is committed to promoting excellence in broad-based undergraduate programs; graduate and interdisciplinary doctoral education; research; and community, university and professional service. The department focuses its research, teaching and service efforts on the urban mission of the University by fostering a diversity of research and teaching perspectives for faculty and students.

Our Students:

The department offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Master's of Arts and Interdisciplinary Ph.D., in Economics. It also provides undergraduate service courses to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), the Bloch School, and the School of Science and Engineering. Undergraduate majors participate in a variety of visiting lecture programs and faculty colloquialism through the Economics Club and the Omicron Delta Epsilon (the economics honorary society).

Faculty and Facilities:

Faculty members of the department maintain active, extensive research programs and a strong commitment to teaching -- holding four outstanding teaching awards. Faculty members have served as presidents for national and regional economic associations and lectured and conducted research in the Fulbright Program, the Ford Foundation, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Faculty members have established national and international  reputations in a number of research fields. For a small faculty, the department has ranked high among other economics departments at comparable institutions nationally.

The Department of Economics and the Center for Economic Information are housed in Haag Hall. Faculty and other department programs are housed in Manheim Hall. Students have access to state-of-the-art computer labs and classrooms.