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.

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 2018

The Department of Economics invites all graduating Economics Undergraduate and Graduate Students and their families, faculty and staff to a reception [pdf]. Date and time: Tuesday, May 22, 5:30 – 9:30pm, The Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco. RSVP by May 17 and purchase reception tickets online (by credit card) at UCORP e-Market website, or in person (by check) at HSS 142. Online ticket sales will close 5:00 pm on May 17 - please purchase ticket(s) by this date. Cost: $20 per person / $10 for 3-10 years old.

Economics Seminar Series

Domenico Depalo (Economist at the Bank of Italy) will present his work "Return to Education for European Union Populations" on Friday, Nov 17, 12 noon – 1pm, in HSS 361. Everybody is welcome to attend!

Graduation Application

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

Graduation Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2017:  September 29, 2017
  • Spring 2018:  February 16, 2018
  • Summer 2018:  July 14, 2018

Office Hours

Faculty office hours and contact details (pdf)

Economics Computer and Tutoring Labs

Computer Lab hours (pdf) and Tutoring Lab hours (pdf). Update: tutoring for Tuesday, May 22, has been changed to: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; 1–3:30 p.m.