Tyler Bowles, Department Head and Professor
Welcome to the Department of Economics and Finance at Utah State University. Economics is the study of choice, i.e., how individuals, businesses, and nations attempt to achieve selected objectives while faced with various limiting factors. This places economic analysis at the center of virtually every important choice that must be made by businesses and governments. Finance, an important and historical sub discipline of economics, is focused on the role of financial markets and institutions within the larger economy and the interaction of businesses and individuals with those markets and institutions. As a result, economics and finance offers an exciting and dynamic field of study and research - an area of study that will help prepare you to become one of tomorrow's leaders. Indeed a disproportionate share of leaders in business, government, and law has training in economics and finance. Thank you for your interest and feel free to contact me or any member of our faculty or staff for additional information about our programs and our department.