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The Department of Economics at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management is a center for sophisticated teaching and research in applied microeconomics, management and public policy. 

Our research and teaching interests range from core issues in micro and macroeconomics to international economics, health economics, incentive design and behavioral economics, negotiation and conflict resolution, and the economics of technological change.

Study Economics at CWRU

Earn a degree from the Department of Economics at the Weatherhead School:

BA in Economics 

Our undergraduate curriculum in economics will teach you how to analyze problems of resource allocation and decision making—and understand the influence of these factors on economies and societies. You’ll also have opportunities to assist Weatherhead faculty and conduct independent research.

Expert Faculty

In the Department of Economics, our faculty combine insights from modern economic theory with a close study of institutional detail, including novel sources of data such as administrative records and cooperative experiments with firms or governments. Several members of our faculty have been cited in scholarly work more than 1,500 times. 

In addition, faculty have designed experiments with local governments and non-governmental organizations to improve service delivery in health and education in South Asia, Latin America, the United States and Europe. 

Meanwhile, faculty contribute to the public conversation on economics and are frequently quoted in important media sources such as National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and The New Republic.

Our Research Approach

Our department cultivates a stimulating intellectual environment for students and faculty, thanks to challenging courses, rigorous research and opportunities to engage through programs like our Markets, Organizations and Public Policy Seminar Series. Each semester, we invite top scholars from around the country to present in the seminar series, providing a glimpse of the frontiers of economic research that helps invigorate our core studies.

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Standout Curriculum

If you’re looking for a thorough and innovative education in economics, you need look no further than our department at Weatherhead School of Management. 

The schedule of classes contains comprehensive information on course offerings. See the General Bulletin for specific degree requirements.

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  • Mark Votruba

    Mark Votruba

    Department Chair
    Department of Economics
    Weatherhead School of Management
    Associate Professor
    Department of Economics
    Weatherhead School of Management
    Research Associate
    Statistics Norway


    Phone: 216.368.4296