Purdue's Economics Department
The Department of Economics and Krannert School of Management are deeply saddened by the passing of our great friend and distinguished colleague, Mike Watts.
Mike was a member of the Economics faculty for 33 years and served as the Director of the Purdue Center for Economic Education since 1984. His contributions to our department were many, and he will be sorely missed. A brief statement can be found here.
Welcome to Purdue University's Department of Economics. The Department, located in the Krannert School of Management, has a long tradition of excellence in research and teaching. Economics faculty members are leaders in their respective fields. The Economics Department offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For undergraduates students, the Department offers two Baccalaureate degrees, a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Economics through the Management School and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree through the College of Liberal Arts. We also offer an Economics Honors Program and a Minor in Economics. For more information on these undergraduate programs, please follow the link on the menu to the left.
For graduate students, the Department offers a Ph.D. Program in Economics with substantial financial aid to qualified students. While the Economics PhD program at Purdue is relatively small in numbers compared to other programs, it is high quality. The Department also offers an innovative online M.S. Program in Economics designed for individuals with strong analytical backgrounds, such as individuals with undergraduate majors in Science, Engineering and Mathematics/Statistics. The program combines a first-year common set of core course in Economic theory and Econometrics with a set of second-year courses that provide a concentration either in Applied Economics/Business or in Advanced Economic Theory. Top students in the program (Advanced Theory concentration) will be considered for admission and full-funding in the Department's PhD program. For more information on the Ph.D. and M.S. degree programs, please follow the links on the menu to the left.