Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in the UWM Department of Economics. We feel that there are many great reasons for studying at UWM. We’ve been at this for nearly half a century and have hundreds of graduates. Consider the following:

Engaged Faculty

Our faculty is a good blend of experienced and new faculty, each with active research profiles and representing many fields.

Two Seminar Series

In conjunction with the Center for Research in International Economics we sponsor weekly seminars by economists from around the world on a variety of economic research topics giving you the most up-to-date methods and theories. We also offer an informal “Brown-Bag” workshop in microeconomics for graduate students and faculty alike to present early stages of research.

Gain Valuable Research and Teaching Experience

Through coursework and paper writing, students learn how to research and how to communicate their findings in research outlets such as academic journals. In addition, students are given opportunities to develop teaching skills through the leading of discussion sections and the teaching of their own classes.

Success in Placing Students in Jobs

Our students have been successful in getting jobs in academic and nonacademic settings. Visit our alumni page for a listing of our graduates and their academic, government, or business positions.

Matthew McGinty
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