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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


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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My Huntsman Experience

My experience in the Huntsman School of Business has been transformative. I came to college thinking I would pick a major, finish school quickly, and start my career. I never expected to discover the …

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