The Department of Economics at The Catholic University of America approaches the study of economics holistically within the global setting. Through research and rigorous engagement of economic theory and empirical analysis, we seek to contribute to the advancement of economic science, policies, and development.

We offer innovative and rigorous programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that equip students with expertise in economic theory and its applications in microeconomics, macroeconomics, development, and public finance. Our students have opportunities for research, and access to a wide network of internships and jobs in the public and private sectors, including Wall Street.

The focus on international development in our graduate programs brings a global perspective to our teaching and research. Students at all levels are encouraged to study abroad and conduct domestic or international research to expand their academic experience.

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    About Us

    The Department of Economics is committed to the advancement of the science of Economics by contributing to its theory and empirical application with rigor and innovation in a variety of fields. It recognizes that the human person is at the center of the economy, and that economics is at the service of humanity. In line with the mission of The Catholic University of America, it seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research.

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    Academics

    Our programs equip students with expertise in economic theory and its applications in a variety of fields including microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, energy, development, finance, and public policy.

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  • Faculty

    Faculty and Research

    Our faculty members are experts in economic theory and its applications in a variety of fields. Our faculty are carrying out groundbreaking research in the areas of energy and environment, spatial econometrics, and integral economic development.

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    Student Experience

    Learn more about campus life, internships, advising, career development, study abroad, and other opportunities available to students in the Department of Economics 

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  • Student Profiles

    Meet all our individual students, both graduates and undergraduate; each student's profile includes his or her interests, career goals, and more!

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Dr. Martha Cruz-Zuniga

From the Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Economics at The Catholic University of America!

If you are a prospective student, we invite you to join a select group of students who are preparing to become leaders in the economics field. Our professors are experts in their fields and are eager to work with you. In addition to learning the most advanced economic theories, data analysis skills, and best practices in our three undergraduate majors: B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Economics, and B.S. in International Economics and Finance- Honors; our best students have the opportunity to participate in the Economics Fellowship Program, through which, they engage in research with faculty. Students also have access to a wide network of internships and job opportunities in both the public and private sector, as well as in Wall Street.

If you are a prospective graduate student, we offer two masters programs: Integral Economic Development Management and Integral Economic Development Policy. In these programs, you will learn the most advanced economic theories, data analysis skills, and best practices in the field of international development with a specific application to design, monitoring, and impact evaluation. You will also have the opportunity to complete a hands-on Applied Research Project (ARP) under the guidance of one of the faculty.

We look forward to seeing you.

Best wishes,

Dr Martha Cruz Zuniga
Economics Chair