Department of Economics

About the Department

The Department of Economics at Texas Tech is committed to rigorous theoretical and quantitative analysis in teaching and research. The Department of Economics offers programs that lead to a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, a Bachelor of Science in Economics, a Bachelor of Science in International Economics, a Master of Arts in Economics, and a Ph.D. in Economics.

Department News


Seminar:   Professor David Laibson, Harvard, Thursday, March 10th, Holden Hall 239, 1:30 – 2:45 pm

"Myopia and Discounting"

 Additional information on Professor Laibson's visit



Study Abroad Opportunity: Environmental Economics at the TTU Center Seville, Spain

more info

Graduate Student Instructors met with Professor Mankiw at the Cengage Economics Teaching Conference,        Nov. 5th - 6th, Dallas, TX.




Job Opening: Tenure Track Faculty Position, Assistant Professor, Macroeconomics, International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics (JOE listing)

Congratulations to Economics majors Jessica Rachel Glockner and Noah Christopher McCullough for being named to the College of Arts and Sciences list of highest ranking Spring 2015 graduates.

Nobel Laureate, Professor Paul Krugman gives public Lecture
The theme of his talk was "that old-fashioned macro, including of course the liquidity trap, has done remarkably well in this crisis. Unfortunately, half the macroeconomics profession forgot all that, and most policy makers chose to ignore it in practice.


Fall 2015 Seminar Series


Date Topic Speaker
Sept. 16 Social Context and Sexual Assault: Evidence from Big Time Sporting Events  Jason Lindo, Texas A&M
Sept. 30 Measuring Uncertainty of a Combined Forecast and Some Tests for Forecaster Heterogeneity XuguangSheng, American U
Oct. 21 The Financial Lives of Low-Income Americans Jonathan Morduch, NYU
Nov. 4 Minimum Wage Effects on Small Businesses Kaj Gittings
Nov. 16  Competitiveness and Macroeconomic Impacts of Reduced Wait Times at U.S. Land Freight Border Crossings Misak Avetisyan