Department of Economics

Economics Classroom

Undergraduate Programs

Master the principles of economics and you gain an essential understanding of our world. You prepare yourself to be a valuable contributor in the modern, knowledge-based, global economy.

Economics, BA

Honors Tracks, Economics, BA

Economics Alumni Newsletter

Check out the great news and essays from and about economics alumni, faculty, and students, and see why our semiannual newsletter has a global following. In the Spring 2020 issue:

  • "Greetings from the Chair," by David Yerger
  • "Recollections on Dr. Arthur Martel" by Carl Hisiro ('76)
  • Student Spotlight: Danielle Hobbins
  • Scholarship Information, Faculty and Student Notes, and more!


Economics Majors Present Research and Earn Recognition at Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference

The Department of Economics is pleased to recognize three economics majors who shared the results of their research completed as part of the honors track in economics at the 2021 Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference held virtually on Friday, April 23.

Jozefowiczes Recognized with IUP Award of Excellence in Volunteer Leadership

Department of Economics faculty members James Jozefowicz and Stephanie Jozefowicz are the recipients of the 2020 IUP Award of Excellence in Volunteer Leadership for Advancement Support, which recognizes volunteers who continually inspire others to give their time and treasures to advance IUP.

Economist Jeffords Publishes Article in “Ecological Economics”

Available to download for free until June 18, Christopher Jeffords’ paper, “On the relationship between constitutional environmental human rights and sustainable development outcomes,” was published in Ecological Economics. Jeffords uses two different econometric frameworks to provide quantitative evidence of a positive relationship between national constitutional environmental rights provisions and sustainable development outcomes as measured by the newly developed Sustainable Development Index.

Economics Majors Present and Win Awards at 2021 Scholars Forum

Several undergraduate economics majors shared the results of their scholarly pursuits at the 2021 IUP Scholars Forum, held virtually on Wednesday, April 7, and we are proud of their accomplishments. 

Research by Economist Jeffords Featured in BBC Article

Chris Jeffords was recently quoted and his research cited in a BBC article on environmental human rights.