Economics and finance issues continue to dominate the front page and the business section: the sequester, health care reform and insurance markets, Cyprus banking crisis, Federal Reserve policy, falling labor force participation, dollar versus the yen, etc. Economists may not always or even rarely agree, but at least we have interesting problems to discuss and solve. If you want to join the debate and develop marketable skills along the way, we encourage you to learn more by visiting our classes, attending our seminars, joining a club, or meeting with our faculty.
For the 2012-13 school year the Economics and Finance Department has hired 3 new faculty members and 3 faculty members were selected to receive awards from the University during 2012-13.
Our recent graduates are doing great things. We’d like to give you the opportunity to meet some student who graduated last spring and see what their future holds.
Last year two well know individuals with financial backgrounds, James Bullard and John Stossel, spoke to students of the Huntsman School.
Utah State University alum Lars Peter Hansen is one of three Americans named as a recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics.
Dr. Hansen and Eugene Fama, both of the University of Chicago, along with Robert Shiller of Yale University, were awarded for their groundbreaking research...
Lars Peter Hansen, a USU graduate with a degree in political science and mathematics, has been awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science. He took graduate-level economics classes at the Huntsman School of Business. He was awarded a Huntsman Professional Achievement Award in 2009.
Earlier this year the IRS came under fire for auditing non-profit groups based on their political leanings. In this video interview Professor William F. Shughart II describes how historically other groups have been targeted because of their contrasting ideologies.