Whether teaching undergraduates the core principles of economics or conducting cutting-edge econometric research, the Tippie Department of Economics has an impact on thousands of students at the University of Iowa.

The faculty within the department includes a roster of tenure-track faculty, experienced lecturers, and adjunct faculty from the corporate sector. Department research is highly regarded and frequently cited in journals and publications.

Economics lectures and seminars
The Tippie Department of Economics is highly respected for the lectures and seminars presented throughout the year to faculty and students. The Clarence Tow Lectures are an on-campus series of lectures that cover a variety of economic concepts presented by scholars from around the country. The Davies-deBoer Seminar in Health Economics brings together scholars from across campus.

PhD job market candidates
Please see our current roster of PhD job market candidates.

Academic Programs

Economics Undergraduate BBA

Economics Major

Economics majors choose one of three focused tracks and take a set of courses that teach how to use economic thinking to make better business and policy decisions.

Economics Undergraduate

Economics courses for these College of Liberal Arts & Sciences degrees are taught by Tippie faculty. The BA incorporates economic theory, mathematical tools, and applications, while the BS emphasizes the development of analytical skills.

Economics Professor Ann Villamil

PhD in Economics

Designed to prepare students to conduct research in economics.

By the Numbers

#1 Best College

College for econ majors in Iowa

Zippia.com, 2016
$53,000 salary

Average starting salary for econ grads

Class of 2020
93 percent

Econ alums employed or in grad school

within 6 months of graduation, 2020

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