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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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Vacancy: Assistant Professor: Macroeconomics and/or Monetary Economics

The Economics department is searching for a tenure track assistant professor to start August 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.


2015 Graduation Photos

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Spring Brown Bag Seminar Series

Please join us! More information here.

Economics Club

The club meets every Wednesday from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in Butte 109. Find more information here.