Message from the Chair:
We in the Department of Economics wish to welcome you back for another academic semester at UTSA. We have a new face and some news to report. Laura Braeutigam, with an MA in economics from the University of California -- Santa Barbara, joins our department as an adjunct faculty member. Dr. Bruce Dunson returns to teach Labor Economics in the MA program.
We would also like to welcome our new batch of masters’ students who have enrolled this year in the MA in Economics program. Four of our past MA graduates regularly serve as adjunct lecturers.
The Department of Economics is the home of three scholarly journals. Dr. Beladi is the editor of The International Review of Economics and Finance.
Dr. Beladi is also the co-editor of Frontiers of Economics and Globlization, also from Elsevier Press.
Dr. John Merrifield is the editor of The Journal of School Choice.
Attention all graduate and undergraduate economics majors. Keep an eye on this website for announcements and news from the Department of Economics.
Openings are available each semester for economics graduate students to work as teaching assistants and/or research assistants. TA’s and RA’s typically work twenty hours a week, earn $10,000 for a full year, and receive the privilege of paying in-state tuition. Come to the department office (BB 4.01.10) to apply.
We are offering a good selection of electives at the undergraduate level. We have Theory of Price (3013), Aggregate (3053), International (3193), Economics of Public and social Issues (3253), and a unique Special Topics course on School System Reform Studies (4953).
We want remind our undergraduates that the BA and BBA programs continue to be very flexible. We provide three suggested fields of specialization for both the BA and BBA degree plans with specified courses. However, our economics majors are free to devise their own plans and choose their own list of economics electives beyond the junior-level required courses. Keep this in mind when meeting with your adviser: the required courses should be taken as early as possible in your program in order to be better prepared for electives. Also please note most 3000- and 4000-level courses are not offered every semester, so be sure plan accordingly. Check with your adviser.
Economics Honor Society
Students with GPA’s overall and in economics of 3.0 or better should consider joining Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international economics honors society. Visit their website: http://www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org/membership.html
Dr. Weiher will be glad to help process your application.
A student chapter of the National Association for Business Economics was revived last year. Both undergraduates and graduates may participate. Interested students can contact Dr. Weiher in the Department Economics office.