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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 Members

We are pleased to welcome three new faculty members this academic year:

  • Katarzyna Habu, Assistant Professor with expertise in public economics, public finance and applied microeconomics.
  • Todd Griffith, Assistant Professor with expertise in empirical market microstructure, options markets, and financial market efficiency. 
  • Lucas Rentschler, Assistant Professor with expertise in microeconomic theory and experimental methods applied to auctions, contests and legal institutions.

Faculty Recognition

Congratulations to:

  • Jared DeLisle, winner of AAII Outstanding Paper in Institutions and Markets Award, 2016 Eastern Finance Association Meeting.
  • Shannon Peterson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year at Utah State University.

Helping Families in Need

Many Americans feel stress and uncertainty about their finances. In a recent Federal Reserve report, nearly one-third of survey respondents said they’re “just getting by” financially, and about one-q…

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My Favorite Professors

The Jon M Huntsman School of Business has given me the opportunity to rub shoulders with incredible professors, mentors, and friends. As I consider my time at the Huntsman School, there are so many pr…

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