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The Economic Way of Thinking

Economics is a way of thinking that provides insights into all facets of our personal and professional lives, improving our understanding of the world and our own decision-making. This is invaluable in making sound decisions in any type of organization. Temple University economics degrees and certificates provide the foundation for many other academic and professional disciplines, such as management, marketing and finance. Economics is oriented around solving real-world problems—not merely memorizing facts.

Help Resolve the Social Problems of Our Time

The mission of the Department of Economics is to provide an economics program of study that fosters the intellectual growth of our undergraduate and graduate students, cultivates a stimulating research environment for the faculty, enhances the scholarship of the university and contributes to the field of economics while employing economic analytical.

Undergraduate Student Spotlight

Read the spotlights below to find out more about our current Economics students, their accomplishments, time in the Economics program and more!

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Vineetha Mummadi

Senior Mathematical Economics

Vineetha Mummadi is originally from Hyderabad, India. She is currently a senior studying Mathematical Economics with a minor in Computer Science and is a member of the Temple Women’s Tennis Team. She has also been a peer assistant for Microeconomics Principles under Dr. Shreyasee Das and a tutor in the Resnick Center for student-athletes. In her spare time, Vineetha enjoys reading books, running, and exploring cafés around the city.

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Christian Riedl

Senior Economics Major

Christian Riedl is a Senior Economics and Accounting major. He has moved around many locations including South Africa, Germany, San Francisco, and Malvern, PA. He currently serves as a peer assistant for Macroeconomics Principles under Professor James Kelly. In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing, skiing, and playing soccer.

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