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Director of Undergraduate Studies


Malcolm Getz, Director of Undergraduate Studies
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We welcome you to the Economics Major and related programs. The Department has recruited faculty committed to offering a first-class undergraduate program and a life of scholarship. Their personal research demonstrates their intellectual energy. Each year the faculty of the Department publish more than four-dozen original essays and often a new book or two. There are experts here on many issues in economics. The number of faculty who have won teaching awards illustrates effectiveness in instruction. The range of elective courses offered indicates the faculty member's imagination and breadth of interest.

The faculty also have interests outside the classroom from photography and woodworking to athletics and travel. As you take courses in this Department, we hope you will come to know the faculty as people as well as scholars. In this spirit, we hope you find your course of study to be intellectually challenging and personally rewarding.



  • bill The Economic History Association has appointed Bill Collins as the next editor of the Journal of Economic History.  His term begins in 2016.
  • announcementEugene Vorobeychik (Engineering) and Myrna Wooders (Economics) have been awarded a grant for $442,051 for the next three years in support their research project, "Theory and Application of Mechanism Design for Team Formation." This project addresses questions of design of mechanisms for efficient team formation from the perspectives of computer science, microeconomics, experimental economics, and game theory. The grant is sponsored by the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems of the NSF
  • Savelyev Peter Savelyev has been awarded a solo-PI $260,464 NSF grant for the next three years of his research on the economic and psychological origins of health capital accumulation.

Contact Information

Phone: (615) 322-2871

Fax: (615) 343-8495

Write to:
Department of Economics
Vanderbilt University
VU Station B, Box #351819
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235