Experience Excellence

at California State University, Chico here.

Economics is a method rather than a doctrine, an apparatus of the mind, a technique of thinking which helps its possessor to draw correct conclusions.
John Maynard Keynes

Department of Economics

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Welcome to the Department of Economics

We are a growing and vibrant department providing the highest quality education, with faculty actively participating in scholarship.  Scholarship activities of our faculty members include environmental and natural resource economics, international and development economics, energy economics, economic history and economic policy. Given the breadth of expertise of our faculty, we are able to offer a wide range of courses. Our faculty is committed to foster a strong sense of community, and students enjoy extensive interaction with faculty members.  The Department of Economics at Chico State University is committed to student intellectual development. The faculty members engage their students in research projects on topics that include important contributions to local, regional, national and international issues and policy analysis.

Mission Statement and Learning Outcomes

Feature Articles

Chico Economics Graduates

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Featured Student: Ashkaan Daneshi

Ashkaan Daneshi (B.S.B.A. Project Management, B.A. International Economics ‘16), was invited to the White House by the First Lady, Michelle Obama, to celebrate Nowruz on April 6.


Economics Professor speaks at Alumni Luncheon

"Drought and Water Sales in Northern California"

Anita Chaundry was the keynote speaker at the Capital Alumni Luncheon on March 3, 2016.



Outstanding Faculty Awards

California State University, Chico’s Faculty Recognition and Support Committee announced two Economics faculty have received the 2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Awards.



Fall Brown Bag Seminar Series

Economics Brown Bag Seminar Fall 2016 (pdf)