Welcome from the Department Head

I welcome you to the Department of Economics website. Our detailed site offers information about our undergraduate programs (Bachelor of Arts and Science) and M.A. and Ph.D. programs. We have proudly produced students successfully employed in academia, government, and private industry for decades.

Economics studies the decision mechanism applied by individuals, firms, and governments. It relies on the idea that any decision involves costs and benefits, making it suitable for understanding real-life events. Its rigorous method of analysis sprawls through many areas of studies essential to the betterment of the world, including the effects of monetary and fiscal policy, labor and firm regulations, restrictions, or promotion of trade among nations, to name a few.

The flexible and rigorous economic tools and methods have empowered Economics majors to receive job offers from prestigious Federal institutions such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and prestigious firms such as Ernst and Young. Our graduate students have recently decided to pursue their careers in private consulting by joining PricewaterhouseCoopers and academia with North Carolina State University.

The Department of Economics offers dozens of undergraduate scholarships to promote students' careers and compete for their talents. Our complete graduate program provides competitive funding to attract bright and high-achieving domestic and international graduate students. I invite you to join our successful team and visit us and learn about the opportunities that Economics can generate in your career.

- Dr. Peri da Silva, Head of the K-State Economics Department