Texas Tech University

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 and Announcements

Monday, August 29th, First Day of Classes

Wednesday, August 31st, Grad Student Meeting with Director of Graduate Studies, HH 239, 3pm

Wednesday, September 7th, Faculty Meeting, HH239, 11am

Friday, September 16th, Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam - Macro

Tuesday, September 20th, Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam - Micro


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



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.


Spring 2017 Seminar Series


Date Topic Speaker
March 22 "Fiscal Shocks, Interest Rates, and Inequality: A Global Perspective" Daniel Murphy, University of Virginia
April 19 "Misallocation and Intersectoral Linkages" Latchezar Popov, TTU Dept of Economics
April 26 TBA

Taisuke Nakata, Federal Reserve Board
 Canceled until Fall 17 "Risk Management, Modeling Volatile Markets, and Forecasting Market Crashes"

Zari Rachev, TTU Dept of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Economics