This program is designed to promote excellence in the teaching of economics at all educational levels. Program faculty must excel in the teaching of economics and the training of others to become outstanding economics teachers. This objective is pursued through workshops, development of creative materials, and other programs designed to promote both interest in and understanding of the “economic way of thinking.” Economics is exciting and the EEE program seeks to bring this excitement alive for both students and teachers.
This program focuses on research designed to enhance the understanding of the institutions and policies supportive of free enterprise. Faculty members in this program will be expected to contribute to the professional research on political economy and the importance of the institutional infrastructure for the efficient operation of economies. Areas of focus include law and economics, public choice, economic development, industrial organization and regulation, and the new institutional economics.