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Fall 2020

We are all looking forward to the start of the new academic year at Penn State. The Economics Department is excited to resume teaching and research and working with students. However, we cannot ignore the fact that the coronavirus is still a pressing problem. In accord with the policies of the University and the College of Liberal Arts, the Economics Department will offer instruction in a variety of modes this semester, including mixed mode teaching and remote synchronous instruction. Research seminars will continue to be conducted on Zoom this semester. Staff will be present at Kern only sporadically in accord with policies designed to enhance social distancing. Our over-riding priority is to continue instruction while promoting health and safety of our faculty, students, and staff. We look forward to seeing all of you this semester, though it may be virtually.  

Welcome to the Department of Economics

Penn State’s Economics Department is dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. Our mission is to conduct cutting-edge research in economics and to teach students at the undergraduate and graduate level the methodology and ideas of modern economics, with the goal of training the next generation of professional economists, for academia, the government and the private sector.