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Economics and Finance

The Department of Economics and Finance is composed of faculty and staff who are dedicated to the mission of building an excellent department and a large group of talented students who are laying the foundations of high-impact careers in economics and finance. Come join us and see why economics and finance dominate the headlines and why these majors are so popular on campus.


New Faculty Members

We are pleased to welcome three new faculty members this academic year:

  • Katarzyna Habu, Assistant Professor with expertise in public economics, public finance and applied microeconomics.
  • Todd Griffith, Assistant Professor with expertise in empirical market microstructure, options markets, and financial market efficiency. 
  • Lucas Rentschler, Assistant Professor with expertise in microeconomic theory and experimental methods applied to auctions, contests and legal institutions.
  • We also welcome Martin Van der Linden as a visiting professor of Economics. Martin is coming from Vanderbilt University, with expertise in microeconomic theory, game theory, and institutional design.

Faculty Recognition

Congratulations to:

  • Jared DeLisle, winner of AAII Outstanding Paper in Institutions and Markets Award, 2016 Eastern Finance Association Meeting.
  • Shannon Peterson, Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year at Utah State University.

Conducting Academic Research

This summer I had the opportunity to attend the Business of Teaching Conference and conduct research with a group of students and professors in Iceland and Denmark. Although I am not a professor, I wa…

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Inaugural Professor: Does Finance Really Matter?

Does Finance Really Matter? Ben Blau, Economics and Finance professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, answered this question at the president’s inaugural lecture on…

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