• Economics is about more than just money.
  • Valpo Economics graduates are well-prepared for graduate study.
  • Program size facilitates strong student-professor relationships.
  • Solid foundation in liberal arts and sciences develops well-rounded economists.


Free tutoring is available during the following times.
The ECON tutor is available to help students understand economics concepts
but cannot assist with homework assignments.

Fall 2018 Tutoring Hours
(beginning Tuesday, August 28, 2018)

   Rafael Duizit Mentzingen
ASB 240, Language Resource Center (LRC)
Tuesday:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


The Virginia C. Shingleton Memorial Economics Colloquium Series

Please join us:
Thursday, December 5, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Arts and Sciences Building, Room 113
    “Autism & Flu Vaccine”
Presented by Stephanie Hedges

“The Relationship Between Baseball
Runs &
Collected Baseball Statistics”
Presented by Jonathan Metcalfe
“Suicide Rates Among Youth”
Presented by Felipe Alzate Bolanos

2018-2019 Colloquium Schedule

September 26, 2018
October 31, 2018
December 5, 2018
January 30, 2019
February 27, 2019
March 27, 2019
April 24, 2019


Dr. T.J. Rakitan

The Department of Economics welcomes Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. T.J. Rakitan, who joined the Valpo faculty in August 2017.  Dr. Rakitan received his Ph.D. in Economics from Iowa State University in 2017.  His research specializations include environmental and resource economics, regional economics, and applied microeconomics.  He is currently teaching Valpo’s unique humanities-based freshman writing course, as well as courses on managerial economics and principles of microeconomics.



 Economics Department Newsletter


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