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Economics student receiving a scholarshipNew Economics Scholarships

The department has 12 new undergraduate scholarships to offer, and that is just the start! It is all part of our ambitious goal to provide more financial support for economics majors. Read about our goals and progress.



Joe Tiao Lecture on Economic Issues

Joe Tiao Lecture on Economics IssuesProfessor JohnList from the University of Chicago gave this year’s Joe Tiao Lecture on Economic Issues on November 14th to a packed house of more than 400 students, faculty, and community members. The title of his talk was “The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life.” He also gave a talk to the department on how field experiments can be used to understand the economics of crime. read more

Fulbright award fund's student's research

Sam KennySam Kenney has received a prestigious Fulbright award to fund his continued research on microfinance. Sam earned his undergraduate degree in economics from K-State in May, 2103, and is now working on his M.A. degree in economics in our department. His research on microfinance began during his study abroad experience as an undergraduate student. read more

Department offering new introductory seminar in economics

The Department of Economics offered a Sophomore/Junior Introductory Seminar in Economics for the first time during the spring 2013 semester. This was a tremendous success.  This course provides an introduction to the discipline of economics while allowing students to improve their writing and public speaking skills. read more

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Featured Alumni

Lisa TaylorLisa Taylor earned her Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Mathematics from Kansas State University in 2009. After earning her Master of Science degree in Economics in 2011 from Texas A&M University, she joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as a Research Associate. read more


 Research spotlight

Dr. Weisman

In a recent paper, assistant professor Peri da Silva, in co-authorship with Giovanni Facchini (Nottingham University) and Gerald Willmann (Bielefeld University), propose a political-economy of trade framework with which to understand the greater popularity of FTAs relative to CUs. read more

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