World-Class Researchers

Students studying economics at UC Merced have the opportunity to participate in research projects that answer compelling questions.

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UC Merced professors take pride in getting to know students, making for a better learning environment and offering opportunities for mentorship.

Department News

Blum Center relaunching with a focus on food

Professor Kurt Schnier has recently published a pair of articles on reducing hospital readmission rates in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

Professor Rowena Gray and co-authors received attention for an Economics of Education Review paper about the returns to education in the Mafia: BBC, HigherEd, Irish Times.

LPSOE Justin Hicks is helping promote entrepreneurship among UC Merced students as a faculty contributor to the UC Merced Venture Lab.

Welcome to the economics program at the University of California, Merced.

  • UC Merced is creating a dynamic, research-focused economics program. We emphasize applied research and publish in the top academic journals in our fields. This year, we are pleased to add Professor Andrew Johnston to our ambitious and diverse faculty.
  • UC Merced has an undergraduate degree track designed to accommodate various interests and career objectives in Economics and Management. Students can choose one of two Majors: a B.A. in Economics or a B.S. in Management and Business Economics. Alternatively, students can choose to Minor in either program. Each member of the faculty teaches undergraduate courses, and many of our courses are taught by professors who have won acclaim for their teaching.


Our Students

Students majoring in Economics at UC Merced have gone on to do impressive things. For example:

David Do, a 2009 graduate, is Director of Washington, D.C.'s Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs.

Jefferson Kuoch-Seng is President of the University of California Student Association.

Nick Fong served as a University Innovation Fellow.