Economics Department

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The Economics Department offers a B.A. and M.A. in Economics. We are a medium-sized department with approximately 11 full time faculty members.

Vision: The Economics Department vision is to be a quality academic department that provides best possible education to our undergraduate and graduate students, trains student scholars and fosters original intellectual growth through research.

Mission: Our mission is to prepare our students, through high quality teaching and research, to be engaged and informed citizens, and to contribute productively in their careers using knowledge learned during their study of Economics.

Program goals: Economics Department Program Goals.

For more information on our undergraduate and graduate programs, student resources, faculty, current activities in the department, or alumni, please follow the main navigation links or contact us.


The distinguished lecture on "Equality of Opportunity in America: New Lessons from Big Data" by Dr. Raj Chetty (Stanford University) is now available on the SF State YouTube channel for viewing.

Special Announcements

Economics Seminar Series

Sitian Liu (PhD Candidate, Stanford University) will present her work "Incarceration of African American Men and the Impacts on Women and Children" on Friday, Oct 26, 11am – noon, in LIB222. Everybody is welcome to attend!

Position Available

San Francisco State University, Department of Economics invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Economics beginning August 2019. Please refer to the Assistant Professor of Public Economics position announcement. The deadline for submissions is November 16, 2018. More information is available in the position description.

Graduation Application

Follow these graduation application steps (pdf) to apply for graduation.

Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2018:  September 28, 2018
  • Spring 2019:  February 15, 2019
  • Summer 2019:  July 12, 2019

Office Hours

Faculty office hours and contact details (pdf)

Economics Computer and Tutoring Labs

Computer Lab hours (pdf) and Tutoring Lab hours (pdf).