Economics Department

Image: Photos of SF State students and scenes from around campus

The Economics Department offers a B.A. and M.A. in Economics. We are a medium-sized department with approximately 12 full time faculty members. We strive for excellence in teaching and also have a wide variety of research interests in various applied fields in economics.

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 Department Graduation Celebration 2017: The Department of Economics invites all graduating Economics Undergraduate and Graduate Students, their families and friends to a reception [pdf]. Date and time: Wednesday, May 24, 5:30 – 9:30pm, The Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco. RSVP by May 15 and purchase dinner ticket(s) online at UCORP e-Market website, or in person at HSS 142. Cost: $20 per person / $10 for children 3-10 years old.

Mandatory advising: Economics majors must meet with an Economics Faculty Advisor before they can register for Fall 2017. See the mandatory advising flyer [pdf] for more details.

Graduation Application: Follow these graduation application steps (pdf) to apply for graduation. Graduation Application Deadlines: Fall 2016:  September 30, 2016; Spring 2017:  February 17, 2017, Summer 2017:  July 14, 2017.

Office Hours: Faculty office hours and contact details (pdf).

Economics Computer and Tutoring Labs: Computer Lab hours (pdf) and Tutoring Lab hours (pdf).