• 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 2017 Tutoring Hours

Economics 221 and 222

  • Undergraduate Tutor: Stephanie Hedges
  • Tuesday:  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday:  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: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday:  4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • Sunday:  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Basement of the Christopher Center Library (next to Grinders Coffee Shop)

The Virginia C. Shingleton Memorial Economics Colloquium Series


“The Land and Labor Market Impacts of the U.S. Shale Boom”

Presented by:  T.J. Rakitan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Please join us on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Urschell Hall, Room 108

Yi Duan and Dr. T.J. Rakitan

The Department of Economics welcomes Visiting Instructor of Economics Yi Duan, who joined the Valpo faculty in August, 2017.  Ms. Duan received an MA in Economics from Liaoning University in 2012 and is close to completing her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Oklahoma.  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 Assisting 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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