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 Member

We welcome Rick Hornsby as the newest member of our department. Rick joined us in August 2016 after a successful career in key leadership positions within the Federal Reserve System and at the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Rick will be teaching Advanced Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions, and Banking Regulation.

Open Positions

We are currently searching for five open positions: two tenure-track positions in applied microeconomics, one tenure-track/tenured position in business economics, one tenure-track/tenured position in finance, and one lecturer/professor of practice position in economics or finance. See our job ads at the AEA and FMA websites and at

Faculty Recognition  

Congratulations to Professor Jason Smith for winning the prestigious 2012 Jensen Prize for his paper Cash Flows and Leverage Adjustments, published in the Journal of Financial Economics. Read more at


Jameson Olsen - Student Success Story

Jameson shares how creativity and a few cupcakes opened job opportunities in New York City.

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Huntsman Professor Takes Part in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Research

Economics and Finance professor, John Gilbert returned to the Huntsman School this semester after taking a year-long research leave in Tokyo, Japan. His time was spent at the Graduate School of Economics at Hitotsubashi University, one of the leading research universities in Japan and a hub for...

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Exploring Finance Careers

Data analytics and communications skills. That about sums up the advice given by employers to Huntsman School students on the 6th annual NYC Career Exploration Trip in early May. A group of 16 students, led by finance professors Ryan Whitby and Paul Fjeldsted, visited 10 firms over a span of two...

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