Supplying the skills in demand
The LSU Department of Economics is committed to excellence in teaching and research. Our goal is to provide students with analytic skills and a breadth of economic understanding that prepares them for careers in business, government, or for further study in economics, law, or public policy. Frequently, our faculty are honored with teaching awards, publish in prestigious journals, and provide analysis used by key policymakers. Several faculty serve as editors of professional journals.
Explore our economics degree programs.
Our programs teach students how to analyze complex economic problems, think critically, learn beyond the confines of a classroom, and be adaptable to the ever-changing demands of the workplace and global market.
The Master of Science in Financial Economics provides academically distinguished and industry-oriented students the opportunity to obtain a rigorous, graduate-level finance and economics education in an intensive 10-month program.
The PhD in Economics is the mark of highest achievement in the study of economics. Our program is designed to produce scholars who conduct top-tier, original research that significantly contributes to the understanding of business and economy.
The Department of Economics faculty develops ground-breaking research in broad areas
of macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics. Explore our publications, research
seminars, research group, and more.
Our internationally recognized faculty are leaders in their fields and are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and real-world experience with their students. The Department of Economics faculty are actively engaged and accessible to ensure they develop their students into future leaders of the economic industry.
Economics & Policy Research Group
The Economics & Policy Research Group conducts applied research, including economic impact studies, program evaluations, and economic forecasting.
EPRG is a group of full-time faculty and staff doing externally funded research. Partners include state and federal government, as well as non-governmental organizations and industry associations.
The Student Experience
Samuel Camacho, an LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business senior from Maracaibo, Venezuela, was one of 50 students nationwide to receive the PIMCO Future Leaders Scholarship. In addition to the $20,000 scholarship, Camacho recently joined other recipients at PIMCO's headquarters in Newport Beach, California.
For years now, there has been considerable public health concern about the quality of the American diet and the rise in the prevalence of obesity.