• 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.

Spring 2018 Tutoring Hours

Economics 221 and 222

  • Undergraduate Tutor: Stephanie Hedges
  • Wednesday:  3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Language Resource Center (2nd floor, Arts and Science Building)

Economics 525, 621 and 627

  • Graduate Tutor: Li Shen
  • Monday: 10:00 a.m. – noon
  • Thursday:  7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Basement of the Christopher Center Library (next to Grinders Coffee Shop)

The Virginia C. Shingleton Memorial Economics Colloquium Series


“Recent College and High School Graduates’
Spending PatternsThrough the Great Recession”

Presented by:  Donka Mirtcheva Brothersen, Associate Professor of Economics
The College of New Jersey

Please join us on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Arts and Sciences Building, Room 114

Yi Duan and Dr. T.J. Rakitan

The Department of Economics welcomes Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Yi Duan, who joined the Valpo faculty in August, 2017.  Dr. Duan received an MA in Economics from Liaoning University in 2012 and completed her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Oklahoma in 2017.  Her research specializations include economic development, applied macroeconomics, and spatial analysis.  She is currently teaching courses on international economics and international monetary economics.

The Department of Economics also 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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