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Experimental Economics Laboratory

Experiential learning in all programs focuses on the application of economics in industry, policy and research. Our curriculum emphasizes hands-on experiences in the UT Experimental Economics Laboratory, applied data work, and, decision-making based on economic analysis.

Greer Seminar Series

Our innovative research environment facilitates collaboration among students and faculty to advance knowledge of fundamental, applied and policy relevant research topics. Students and faculty participate in seminars and publish research in highly ranked academic journals. Our Greer Seminar Series allows students and faculty to meet and engage with world-class economists.

Knoxville Economics Forum

Our department engages with a broad audience on economic and policy issues. The Knoxville Economics Forum, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the open discussion of economic policy issues. Faculty and students regularly participate in policy discussion through public media and policy panels.

Internationally Recognized Research Centers

Haslam economics professors conduct research at the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, as well as the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. These University of Tennessee centers provide research into current topics that helps to define the policy debate.


Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research


Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

Using economic modeling to determine quarantine policies

What can economic modeling tell us about optimal quarantine policies in response to a pandemic? Haslam economics department head Scott Gilpatric and associate professor Charles Sims examine this question.

Celeste Carruthers

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Celeste Carruthers

Celeste Carruthers is an associate professor in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics ...

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Student Faculty & AlumniSpotlights

Barbara HaskewBarbara Haskew

Barbara Haskew was the first woman to earn an economics Ph.D. from UT, the first female dean of the Middle Tennessee State University College of Business and the first female manager for the Tennessee Valley Authority

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Connor Clarke

Connor Clarke is an economics student, Dean's Circle Scholar, and a Smith Global Leadership Scholar.

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Marianne WanamakerMarianne Wanamaker

“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to simultaneously serve my country and do the work that I love.”

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