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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"


2018 Huntsman School Student and Faculty Awards

2018 Huntsman School Student and Faculty Awards

Every year, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business recognizes top-performing students, staff, and faculty for their academic and professional accomplishments. In April, the Huntsman School recognized 54 award recipients at an awards luncheon in the L. Tom...

Congratulations Class of 2018

Congratulations Class of 2018

The Jon M. Huntsman School Commencement Ceremony held on May 5, 2018, recognized the 807 undergraduates earning their bachelor’s degree. Dean Douglas Anderson introduced the class of 2018, led by Huntsman School Teacher of the Year Polly Conrad, a lectur...

 Huntsman Finance Team Wins CFA State Competition

Huntsman Finance Team Wins CFA State Competition

Three students from the Huntsman School of Business won the in-state competition for the CFA Institute Research Challenge. Seniors Scott Saunders, Brett Dommer, and Bretton Ashcroft represented Utah State University at the competition in Salt Lake City, c...