SMU Department of Economics

Economics is the science which studies how individuals, governments, firms and nations make choices on allocating scarce resources to create value in society.


Economics at SMU

Dedman College of the Humanities and Sciences is the heart of SMU, and the Department of Economics plays a crucial role within Dedman College. The department offers rigorous degree plans at the undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. level. Classes at all three levels are taught by faculty members who excel in both research and teaching.  In 2010, the National Research Council (NRC) ranked the economics department sixth in publications per faculty member.

What's New?

The Department of Economics is now offering a Master of Science in Applied Economics and Predictive Analytics (MSAEPA) degree.  The MSAEPA is designed to help meet the burgeoning demand for analytics training on the part of business, government, and non-profits.  This degree focuses on economic analysis, decision making, along with strong quantitative training, and brings additional skills not typically provided in analytics programs found in Statistics, Engineering, or Business programs.   Please click here for more information.

The SMU Department of Economics is pleased to welcome Dr. Klaus Desmet as the Ruth and Kenneth Altshuler Centennial Interdisciplinary Professor in Economics.