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Discover how economic ideas shape the world around us

Our programs

Economics Seminar Series: Spring 2021

Join us for a wonderful lineup of seminar speakers this semester. All seminars will be online through Zoom. Please contact Ioannis Kospentaris or Daniel Stephenson if you are interested in attending or with any questions.

Networking & Research

Student Economics Association: Socialize and network with your peers while gaining valuable insight into future career opportunities.

Experimental Laboratory for Economics and Business Research: Work with faculty to conduct computer-mediated experiments.

VCU Center for Economic Education: Provides K-12 students with the economic knowledge and financial skills needed to thrive in today’s economy.

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: Learn about local economic conditions and opportunities.

American Economic Association: See what issues economists nationwide are researching.

Richmond Association for Business Economics: Join local business leaders for lunch and a speaker. A great networking opportunity!

Real-Time Population Survey (RPS): Adam Blandin, Ph.D. assistant professor in the VCU School of Business and Alexander Bick, Ph.D., associate professor at Arizona State started the biweekly Real-Time Population Survey out of a desire to use their skills as economists to help policymakers, reporters, analysts and the public during the COVID-19  pandemic. Since launch, their research has been cited widely in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Forbes, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and has drawn attention from notable economists worldwide.


Contact us

Department of Economics
Snead Hall, Room B3153
(804) 828-1717

Leslie S. Stratton, Ph.D.
Department chair
Snead Hall, Room B3153
(804) 828-7141

Anne Nordin
Program manager
Snead Hall, Room B3153
(804) 828-7347

Faculty and staff

2020-2021 School of Business Department of Economics Award Winners [View Image]

2020-2021 School of Business Department of Economics Award Winners

Wednesday, April 28

Each year the VCU School of Business departments recognize the outstanding achievements of select students.

Labor market recovery remains stagnant, new survey shows [View Image]

Labor market recovery remains stagnant, new survey shows

Friday, February 26

About half of workers who were employed just prior to the pandemic are earning the same amount

Real-time Economics [View Image]

Real-time Economics

Thursday, February 4

National unemployment numbers get an updated look in a survey co-developed by a VCU economist

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Spring 2021 School of Business Commencement [View Image]
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