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Economics and Finance

The Department of Economics and Finance is composed of faculty and staff who are dedicated to the mission of building an excellent department and a large group of talented students who are laying the foundations of high-impact careers in economics and finance. Come join us and see why economics and finance dominate the headlines and why these majors are so popular on campus.


New Faculty Member

We welcome Rick Hornsby as the newest member of our department. Rick joined us in August 2016 after a successful career in key leadership positions within the Federal Reserve System and at the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Rick will be teaching Advanced Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions, and Banking Regulation.

Open Positions

We are currently searching for five open positions: two tenure-track positions in applied microeconomics, one tenure-track/tenured position in business economics, one tenure-track/tenured position in finance, and one lecturer/professor of practice position in economics or finance. See our job ads at the AEA and FMA websites and at

Faculty Recognition  

Congratulations to Professor Jason Smith for winning the prestigious 2012 Jensen Prize for his paper Cash Flows and Leverage Adjustments, published in the Journal of Financial Economics. Read more at


Goldman Sachs Investment Making Division

Congratulations to three Huntsman students who recently received full-time offers as financial analysts in the highly sought after Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. The Huntsman School of …

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Experienced finance professional joins Huntsman School

Rick Hornsby, one of the newest faculty members in the Huntsman School, is a Cache Valley native who graduated from Logan High School. After receiving two degrees from the Huntsman School, he set out …

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