Skip to main content

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 four new faculty members this academic year:

  • Danjue Shang, Assistant Professor with expertise in empirical asset pricing, option markets, financial development, and financial fragility.
  • Briggs Depew, Assistant Professor with expertise in health economics, labor economics, and the economics of crime.
  • Quyen Nguyen, Assistant Professor with expertise in microeconomic theory and experimental economics.
  • TJ Bond, Professor of Practice with expertise in global financial markets, asset management and investing, and macroeconomics.

We also welcome Danila Serra as a visiting professor during Fall 2016. Danila is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Southern Methodist University, with expertise in experimental economics, development economics and the economics of corruption.

Open Position

We will be searching during the 2016-2017 academic year for two tenure-track positions, one applied microeconomics and another in financial economics. Details are posted on the Utah State University website at

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.

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…

Read More

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 …

Read More