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Department of Economics

The Department of Economics has strength in its diversity. We represent different schools of economic thought and also a very wide variety of research and teaching interests. Those fields of interest include urban economics, the broad role of government in the economy, the intersection of politics and economics, the economics of sports, international and regional-urban economics, market structure, firm behavior, market performance, and government participation in markets.

The diversity in the department is also reflected in the many courses that are offered in the Economics major, including The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination, The Economics of Crime, Money and Banking, The Economics of Sports, Economic Development, Urban Economics and International Trade.

Faculty members are frequent commentators for local media about economic issues as well as authors of books and numerous papers on economics.

Joint Project

MECACC: “The Voice of American Business in the Gulf Region”

The Department of Economics at Western New England University has established a joint research project with the Middle East Council of American Chambers of Commerce (MECACC). The data was compiled by faculty and undergraduates at the University, providing a valuable research experience for students interested in studying international economies and their impact on the U.S.