About Lerner College

Department of Economics Contributions

  1. A Diverse and Stimulating Undergraduate Academic Environment
    • Expand the diversity of the academic environment through partnering with other academic units by: a) working with the Mathematics department in strengthening and expanding the Math Economics major; and, b) collaborating with Urban Affairs in establishing a new Public Policy major.
  2. A Premiere Research and Graduate University
    • Initiate a Ph.D. in Economic Education, jointly with the School of Education. This program will capitalize on existing strengths in economic education (CEEE and MAEEE) and will enable faculty to partner with SOE.
    • Enhance and promote the existing Ph.D. program and establish it as a program with national recognition in applied economics.
    • Establish an MS program with an emphasis on applied econometrics.
  3. Excellence in Professional Education
    • Increase the diversity of the faculty through strategic hires with first priority directed toward hiring faculty at the senior level.
  4. The Initiative for the Planet
  5. The Global Initiative
    • Continue to offer study abroad programs in support of the University’s global initiative.
    • Support and host visiting international scholars.
  6. The Engaged University
    • The Economics Department will play a lead role in a new Center for Business and Economic Research and collaborate closely with the new state government administration.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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