Department Goals

The economics Department of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is committed to the following goals:

  • Maintaining the present high-quality, comprehensive B.A. program in Economics by updating existing courses, introducing new courses, and/or replacing older courses as the profession changes
  • Continuing to provide a selection of courses in the undergraduate Economics major program that will enable UMass Dartmouth students to gain admission to and successfully complete graduate studies in Economics, MBA programs, and JD programs
  • Continuing a research agenda with publication of results in refereed journals and monographs, and applying for externally-funded grants to support this research
  • Emphasizing research, consulting, and public service in the areas of marine resource economics and environmental economics in order to contribute to the mission of UMass Dartmouth in establishing the campus as a center with particular excellence in this field
  • Increasing involvement in applied research to enhance the economic development of the surrounding region, especially with research and consulting activities, and by applying for externally-funded grants to support this research/public service activity
  • Continuing the high level of involvement by the Department faculty in University committees and governance structures to provide economists' perspectives and analyses to issues internal to the University
  • Acquiring new skills and implementing new approaches to teaching, research, and service that involve new developments in information technology