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 $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, 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 Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and MBAprograms.org’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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