Economics News

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.

photo of don wargo and Anand Giridharadas on stage talking to audience

Political Analyst and author Anand Giridharadas recently visited the College of Liberal Arts as a guest of the Economics and Global Studies departments. In front of a packed auditorium, he argued for students to push for systemic changes rather than relying on the wealthy and corporations to fix the world for them.

photo of Dr. Harry Edwards sitting and talking with Howard Bryant

Sociologist and civil rights activist Dr. Harry Edwards sat down with author and ESPN Senior Writer Howard Bryant to discuss the issue of black athlete protests at Temple University’s Performing Arts Center.

photo of Dr. Lacy Hunt being handed an award

The Economics Department welcomed Dr. Lacy Hunt, CLA ’69, back to campus last week to accept a distinguished award and speak to students about his groundbreaking economic theories.

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The Pennsylvania Capital Semester internship program gives College of Liberal Arts students the chance to grow professionally through rewarding political work.

A U.S. Army veteran and transfer student, “supersenior” Megan Maxwell will spend her summer using her Critical Language Scholarship to study Hindi in Jaunpur, India.