Reorganization of economics department approved

Author: Erik Runyon

The Academic Council of the University of Notre Dame has voted, 39-3, to approve a proposed reorganization of the existing economics department, resulting in the formation of two distinct departments.p. The existing economics program will be renamed the Department of Economics and Policy Studies, which traditionally has taken a heterodox or less mathematical approach to the study of economics. The new department, called the Department of Economics and Econometrics will focus on mainstream or neoclassical economics. Both departments will continue the study of economic social justice issues, but will use different approaches.p.

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