Department of Economics

Welcome to the Department of Economics

The economics programs at Howard University have proud histories of contributing significantly to the progress and well-being of African Americans and the African diaspora and producing leaders for America and the global community.

Academic Support Building B
Third Floor
2400 Sixth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20059

Tel: 202-806-6717
Fax: 202-806-4896

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HUEDAA 2024 reception

Hudeaa 2024 may2

The Department of Economics and Howard University Economics Department Alumni Association (HUEDAA) hosted a reception for its graduating students on May 2, 2024. 23 graduating students attended the event. The picture attached includes the graduating students, alumni, and faculty from the department. 


Virtual Annual Omicron Delta Epsilon 2024

Message from 2023 Scholars

American Economic Association Summer Program (AEASPScholars' 2022 closing message. This closing message was organized and produced by Michael Wilson and Adewole (Timothy) Adewunmi and presented on July 21, 2023, during the AEASP closing event at the Federal Reserve Board. The American Economic Association Summer Program 2023 was hosted by Howard University.

Celebrating Academic Excellence: Dr. Hsu's Research on Eviction Earns RSF-Gates Foundation Pipeline Grants Award

Empowering the Next Generation of Scholars: Dr. Hsu Recognized with RSF-Gates Foundation Pipeline Grants Award

The Russell Sage Foundation, in collaboration with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has awarded 18 grants to emerging scholars in the fourth round of the Pipeline Grants Competition. This initiative aims to support early-career scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences and promote diversity in various aspects. Dr. Read the Article

Featured Article

Howard Econ wins AEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion

Howard Economics Department has taken productive steps to establish new programs and procedures, to create an inclusive environment, and to increase the participation of underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals in their economics communities (including students, department members and leaders, and invited speakers and honorees). And this effort has been recognized by the American Economic Association. Read the Article

Department News (Featured Article)

Supply and Demand: How Howard’s Department of Economics is Paving its Own Path

"$10,911,640 and counting. That’s approximately how much the Howard University Department of Economics has earned in grants and awards in 2021 alone..." (Click here for the full article) Read the Article

Department News (Featured Article)

2024 Best Master's of Economics Rankings

Howard University's Department of Economics has been ranked in the top 100 of the TFE Times' 2024 Best Master's of Economics Rankings. Click here for the full list. Read the Article

Department News (Featured Article)

Dr. Jevay Grooms Appointed as an NBER Fellow

"Following a call for nominations in January, the NBER has appointed 70 new affiliates: 23 research associates and 47 faculty research fellows.  In addition, four faculty research fellows have been promoted to research associates..." (Click here to read the full article) Read the Article