The Department of Economics faculty and students are committed to advance 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.

We aim to:

  • Teach students so they can work effectively and serve others through their professions
  • Contribute to the advancement of a humane economic science through theoretical and empirical research
  • Contribute to the reduction of poverty by offering our technical skills when working with and for those who are in need
Career Assistance

We encourage students in the Department of Economics to have at least one internship during their time at Catholic University. Opening your doors to interns during the fall, spring, or summer, allows our students to work to build professional experience. If you are able to offer an internship or job opportunity for students, please contact us.

Financial Contribution

The Department of Economics needs your help to support our continued dedication to our students, projects, and programs. You can provide financial support to specific areas: scholarships, research, or area of greatest need. The most helpful contribution you could make now is a donation via check.

Please make checks out to “The Catholic University of America”
Subject/memo: Donation to the Department of Economics
Checks can be mailed to the following address:
The Catholic University of America
Department of Economics: 226 O'Boyle Hall
620 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20064 USA
Donations can also be made on the Advancement web page. Please select "Economics Annual Fund" . If possible, we ask if you send a donation via the internet, please email us so we can confirm receipt.

To learn how you can contribute to the continued success of the Department of Economics, please contact the Chair of the Department, Dr. Martha Cruz:

You can also contact a member of the Division of University Advancement:

  • Wade Stokes - Assistant Dean of Advancement, Arts & Sciences: 202-319-6885 or
  • Ryan Kehoe - Assistant Director, Leadership Annual Giving: 202-319-6041 or