Message from the Chair

Welcome to the UMBC Department of Economics Website!

“Economics is central to human affairs. It incorporates elements of business, public policy, and social science in general.”


Our department offers an undergraduate B.A. in Economics and a Financial Economics. Joint with public policy we offer an M.A. in Economic Policy Analysis. The department has around 500 undergraduate majors in both fields combined and 20 M.A. students.

We have 16 full-time faculty. Our faculty are actively involved in a wide range of research fields in Economics. They publish in well-respected peer reviewed journals and present their research at major academic conferences. Some of our faculty are actively engaged with public policy issues through both their published work and service on public commissions.

The Economics Department also has an active seminar series and frequently brings outside speakers to UMBC.

I encourage you to examine our website more fully.

David Mitch
Professor and Chair
Department of Economics