Professor John Solow speaking with a student

Explore the Possibilities

Students receive individualized attention from faculty and instructors. Seeking assistance from an instructor is a great way to gain insight and a greater understanding of challenging
topics you're studying.

Continued Excellence

Continued Excellence

At Tippie, we continue a long tradition as one of the country's leading economics departments. Our economics program combines a very active and productive research environment with the feel of a small program.

Ph.D. students in the Pomerantz Business Library

The Advantages

Our Ph.D. program is relatively small and delivers all the advantages you'd expect of a small program. Doctoral candidates can expect a low student-faculty ratio. They can expect to be encouraged and challenged by faculty members who are committed to student training and placement.

Apply Now

Apply Now

How to apply to the undergraduate or Ph.D. program in economics.

Job Market Candidates

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce the Job Market Candidates for 2014-15.


Tow Lecture Series

Features outstanding analysts from the economy's private and public sectors.


Iowa Electronic Markets

The IEM is more accurate than polls in predicting the outcome of elections.

The Impact Zone

Brent Hickman

Preparation paid off when this Ph.D. student hit the job market. Read more...

The Impact Zone


The Department of Economics provides both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Economics students and faculty are exposed to diverse departments in the Tippie College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and benefit by working with faculty members in both colleges. Our conferences and seminars feature outstanding speakers from academic as well as non-academic institutions. We invite you to explore our department further. Rankings ranked the University of Iowa's economics program in the top 10 on its 2015 Best Value Colleges for Economics Majors.

Ph.D. Placements

Anson HoAnson Tai Yat Ho (Ph.D. 2011)
Assistant Professor of Economics
Kansas State University

Brent HickmanBrent Hickman (Ph.D. 2010)
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Chicago

Piyusha MutrejaPiyusha Mutreja (Ph.D. 2010)
Assistant Professor of Economics
Syracuse University

Latchezar PopovLatchezar Popov (Ph.D. 2009)
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Virginia

Michael WaughMichael Waugh (Ph.D. 2008)
Assistant Professor of Economics
Stern School of Business
New York University