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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 six new faculty members this academic year:

  • Katarzyna Habu, PhD Oxford, Assistant Professor with expertise in public economics, public finance and applied microeconomics.
  • Pedram Jahangiry, PhD Arizona State University, Visiting Assistant Professor with expertise in financial econometrics, empirical asset pricing, and factor models.
  • Matthew Jaremski, PhD Vanderbilt, Associate Professor with expertise in banking, financial history, and monetary economics.
  • Craig Palsson, PhD Yale, Assistant Professor with expertise in economic history and economic development.
  • Sepideh Raei, PhD Arizona State University, Assistant Professor with expertise in macroeconomics and public finance.
  • Ayse Sapci, PhD Vanderbilt, Assistant Professor with expertise in macroeconomic theory and financial economics.

Faculty Recognition

Congratulations to:

  • Briggs Depew: Huntsman School of Business Researcher of the Year 2018
  • Jared DeLisle: Financial Review Readers' Choice Best Paper Award – 2017, for his paper "Passive Institutional Ownership, R2 Trends, and Price Informativeness"


Huntsman Team Takes Another CFA Research Challenge Title

Huntsman Team Takes Another CFA Research Challenge Title

For the second straight year, a trio of students from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University won the state-level competition for the CFA Institute Research Challenge in Salt Lake City.

My Huntsman Experience

My Huntsman Experience

My Huntsman experience has been nothing short of incredible. Inside the classroom, I have learned from professors worthy of the most elite business schools in the world, including Paul Fjeldsted, Ben Blau, and TJ Bond. Outside of the classroom, I have expe...

Teaching and Research

Teaching and Research

Myths about anger are common in organizations. The authors outline three myths, which include equating anger with aggression, viewing employees who express anger as insubordinate or believing that anger is an effective motivational tool. This article exami...