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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

New survey shows labor market recovery continues [View Image]

New survey shows labor market recovery continues

Monday, November 23

Current rate is still far below the employment rate from February, just prior to the pandemic.

Labor market continues slow recovery [View Image]

Labor market continues slow recovery

Monday, October 26

New survey also shows that earnings have increased relative to the spring.

Labor market unchanged since late July, new survey shows [View Image]

Labor market unchanged since late July, new survey shows

Monday, August 24

Survey also finds that the share of individuals working for the same employer as in February has continued to decline.

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Virtual Spring 2021 Open House for Prospective Freshmen and Transfer Undergraduate Students [View Image]
VCU Spring 2021 Virtual Business Internship & Career Fair [View Image]
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