Departments, Programs and Centers



Economics is the study of how people and societies determine how much to work both in the marketplace and at home, how much to spend, save, and invest. A major in economics supports the liberal arts tradition of promoting students' growth in critical thinking and developing an understanding of the world around them. Economics provides insight into how markets can function in coordinating the activities of many diverse buyers and sellers. It also indicates conditions which make it difficult for markets to function well without either governmental or nonprofit sector intervention.

Economics also analyzes trends and forces affecting the economy as a whole such as a sound monetary system, price level changes, employment and income growth. A degree in economics provides problem-solving and analytical skills, which are applicable in many professions and careers. It is excellent preparation for graduate and professional school, including law school, and for rewarding careers in consulting, finance, and other private and public sector employment.

  • Chair: Professor Paul Carlin
  • Professors: David Bivin, Subir Chakrabarti, Robert Harris, E. Jane Luzar, Peter Rangazas, Patrick Rooney, Steven Russell, Robert Sandy, Martin Spechler (Emeritus), Richard Steinberg, Mark Wilhelm
  • Associate Professors: Marc Bilodeau, Gwendolyn Morrison, Una Okonkwo Osili, Anne Royalty
  • Assistant Professors: Yaa Akosa Antwi, Sumedha Gupta, Jaesoo Kim, Jisong Wu, Ye Zhang
  • Senior Lecturer: Archana Dubé
  • Lecturers: Mark Chappell, Shahrokh Towfighi
  • Adjunct Professor: Ann Holmes
  • Academic Advising
    • Undergraduate advisor: Archana Dubé, Cavanaugh Hall 509, (317) 278-7244
    • Graduate advisors:
      • Masters program: Professor Peter Rangazas, Cavanaugh Hall 518, (317) 274-4756
      • Ph.D. program associate: Professor Anne Royalty, Cavanaugh Hall 509D, (317) 278-0449

The Center for Economic Education

The Center's goal is to have all Indiana schools meet or exceed the Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics so that all students will leave school with a basic understanding of economics and with the problem solving skills needed to become prosperous workers, consumers, and citizens in the next century. To meet these goals, the IUPUI Center for Economic Education and the Indiana Council for Economic Education strive to increase the economic understanding and decision making skills of students by providing educators with a basic understanding of economics, teaching strategies, and curriculum materials which are objective and consistent with state and national educational guidelines.