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 2015-16.


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 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.

Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Economics is now accepting applications for the following faculty positions beginning August 17, 2016: Rankings ranked the University of Iowa's economics program in the top 10 on its 2015 Best Value Colleges for Economics Majors.