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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


Voice: Sylvia Jones, Economics, '87

Find out what you are passionate about. What moves you? Once you figure that out then everything else usually comes naturally. In most cases what you are passionate about is a result of your life expe…

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In Memoriam Reed Robert Durtschi 1926-2015

Professor emeritus Reed Durtschi passed away on August 13, 2015, in North Logan, Utah. Durtschi was raised on a dairy farm in Teton Valley and served in the Navy during World War II and the Army durin…

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