Texas Tech University

Welcome from the Chair


Klaus G. Becker, Ph.D.

Office: Holden Hall 248
Phone: 806.834.7275
Email: klaus.becker@ttu.edu

Welcome Alumni and Friends,

Welcome to the Department of Economics. From this webpage you can access information concerning our undergraduate and graduate programs. Our department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas Tech University.

Texas Tech University was founded in 1923 and enrolled its first student in the fall of 1925. The university is a state-supported, coeducational institution comprising the instructional colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, and Home Economics, the School of Law, the Graduate School, and a number of special departments and divisions. The 61st Legislature of the State of Texas authorized the creation of the Texas Tech University School of Medicine as a separate educational institution.

The University campus, a contiguous tract of 1,839 acres, lies at the western edge of the business section of the city. University buildings number 224 including the Lubbock campus, Junction campus, Pantex campus, agricultural field laboratories at New Deal, and satellite medical facilities at Amarillo and El Paso.

Lubbock, the home of Texas Tech, is a city of nearly 200,000 inhabitants, It is situated in the South Plains area of West Texas at an altitude of 3,250 feet. Dry, crisp air and sunny days throughout practically the entire year provides a healthful and invigorating climate.

The Library is an integral part of Texas Tech and supports the University's teaching, research, and service mission and its quest for excellence. The Library contains over two million bibliographic items, which include more that 14,000 periodical subscriptions. Also noteworthy is the fact that University Library is one of two Regional Depositories for U.S. Government Documents in Texas. The Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1787-1970, contains bibliographic Data on more than two million U.S. Government Publications. The Library of Congress Presidential Papers Program is complete and available on microfilm.

The University also provides extensive computing resources for students, faculty, and staff for use on approved projects in the areas of instruction, research, and administration. In addition, the department maintains networked workstations available for the exclusive use of graduate students.

Thank you for your continued support of the department as we go forward to educate the Economics personnel of tomorrow. If you need any further information about our programs, please feel free to contact me.

Department of Economics