The College of Liberal Arts’ Economics Department strives to contribute an economical solution to contemporary social problems. Students pursue new knowledge in the field through both undergraduate and graduate programs that cultivate a robust learning environment, while faculty members are empowered to conduct thought-provoking research. Finally, graduates leave Temple with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in public and private sector economics jobs. Before they can leave their mark on the world, however, they leave their mark here, and Temple leaves its mark on them. Read the stories of our Economics students, alumni and faculty members below and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

Media Mentions

Economics Undergraduates head to the national finals of The Fiscal Challenge
via Fox School of Business on April 04, 2024

Economics Undergraduates head to the national finals of The Fiscal Challenge

Senior Economics major Karina McKenna describes her team's journey to the national finals of The Fiscal Challenge. Read the...

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via The Inquirer on March 14, 2024

Judith Levine and Sociology Alumni Stanley Collins Quoted in the Inquirer

Judith Levine and recent PhD graduate, Stanley Collins were quoted in the Inquirer article Cashless businesses are banned in Philadelphia. How...

Joshua Mask featured in WalletHub
via WalletHub on January 25, 2024

Joshua Mask featured in WalletHub

Economics Assistant Professor of Instruction, Joshua Mask was featured in WalletHub's recent...

Professor David Nickerson Featured in WalletHub
via WalletHub on January 22, 2024

Professor David Nickerson Featured in WalletHub

Professor David Nickerson was featured in WalletHub's recent article How Closely Does Iowa...

Joshua Mask Featured in The Washington Post
via The Washington Post on July 13, 2023

Joshua Mask Featured in The Washington Post

Research by Joshua Mask on leading indicators of recessions was featured in a recent article in the Washington Post.

Professor Michael Leeds Quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer
via The Philadelphia Inquirer on June 20, 2023

Professor Michael Leeds Quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Professor Michael Leeds was quoted in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article about the feasibility of a new arena for the Philadelphia Seventy-...

Michael Bognanno Interviewed by WHYY-FM
via WHYY on June 09, 2023

Michael Bognanno Interviewed by WHYY-FM

Professor Michael Bognanno was interviewed by WHYY-FM for a report on the Philadelphia-area job market.

Professor Michael Bognanno Featured in WalletHub
via WalletHub on October 19, 2022

Professor Michael Bognanno Featured in WalletHub

Professor Michael Bognanno was featured in WalletHub's recent article about States Where Employers Are Struggling the Most in Hiring.

Professor Rhiannon Jerch Quoted in Philadelphia Magazine
via Philadelphia Magazine on October 03, 2022

Professor Rhiannon Jerch Quoted in Philadelphia Magazine

Professor Rhiannon Jerch was quoted in Philadelphia Magazine for an article about the rising cost of dining out.

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via Sports Illustrated on August 30, 2022

Joe Shinn Featured in Sports Illustarted

Joe Shinn, a Temple Economics PhD, was prominently featured in the Sports Illustrated article "Receivernomics".

Michael Leeds Featured in "In the Loop"
via Newsy on July 12, 2022

Michael Leeds Featured in "In the Loop"

Professor Michael Leeds was featured in a segment of "In the Loop" that dealt with public funding of sports facilities.

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via Action News on May 02, 2022

Joshua Mask Featured on Action News

Professor Joshua Mask was recently featured in a Channel 6 Action News story on changes in the Philadelphia-area labor market and the continued...

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via WalletHub on April 19, 2022

Michael Bognanno Featured in WalletHub

Professor Michael Bognanno was featured in WalletHub's recent study about States Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing Back Most.

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via NPR Marketplace on September 28, 2021

Climate Change Making Home Buying More Expensive

By Andy Uhler

Professor Rhiannon Jerch speaks on the impact of climate change on housing markets.