Department of Economics and Statistics

The Department of Economics and Statistics offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with an option in Applied Economics and Social and Behavioral Sciences.  The department also has the Business Economics option in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.  Students can receive an Economics Minor.  The department offers a Master’s degree in which graduate students can take the Financial Economics or Global Economics option.

Dept. Chair: Prof. Madhu Mohanty
Department email:

Administrative Staff Office:
Simpson Tower F517
Phone: (323) 343-5256
Hours: M-R 8:00am-6:00pm, F 8:00am-5:00pm

Notable Recent Research

Professor Xiaohan Zhang has a paper (co-authored with Dr. Shu Shen) forthcoming in the Review of Economics and Statistics.  The paper is entitled "Distributional Regression Discontinuity: Test and Example".  

The department is hiring faculty for temporary non-tenure track positions to teach undergraduate economics and statistics courses.

Position Announcement for Principles of Economics as well as Statistics.

Position Announcement for International and Development Economics.