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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
econ@vcu.edu

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

Anne Nordin
Program manager
Snead Hall, Room B3153
(804) 828-7347
nordinag@vcu.edu

Faculty and staff

18 VCU researchers receive project funding from the university’s Presidential Research Quest Fund [View Image]

18 VCU researchers receive project funding from the university’s Presidential Research Quest Fund

Friday, July 2

Economist Adam Blandin, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Business who has studied the labor force during the pandemic, won support for “Remote Work, Geographic Mobility, and the Long-Run Economic Impact of COVID-19.”

Local doctors seeing a baby bust in wake of lockdown, 2020 birth rates continue years-long decline [View Image]

Local doctors seeing a baby bust in wake of lockdown, 2020 birth rates continue years-long decline

Monday, May 24

The birth rate matters from an economic standpoint. “There are a number of different effects going on in the economy,” said VCU economics professor Leslie Stratton.

Doug Pugh named VCU School of Business interim dean [View Image]

Doug Pugh named VCU School of Business interim dean

Monday, May 10

S. Douglas Pugh, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, effective July 1.

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