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Department of Economics

Economics analyzes the ways in which societies decide what to produce, how to produce it, and who gets it. Because it deals with these fundamental issues of our material well-being, it sheds light on the reasons why some societies are rich and others are poor. This also makes it a powerful tool for analyzing the costs and benefits of decisions, whether they are made by governments, business, or individuals. The Department of Economics at San Diego State University offers a Master of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences, a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences, and a minor.


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Spring Events

The Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies (CHEPS) and the Department of Economics are pleased to announce our Spring 2024 Research Seminar Series!  

Seminars will take place on Thursdays at 3:30PM PT in the Finch Conference Room (AL 660).

For those not in San Diego, you may attend via Zoom: https://sdsu.zoom.us/j/88923406625.

Visit the CHEPS website for more information.

New Faculty Publications

Li L, Liang Y, Sabia JJ, Dave DM. Recreational Marijuana Legalization and Workplace Injuries Among Younger Workers. JAMA Health Forum, 2024:5(2):e235438. doi: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.5438

Liang, Y., Lovely, M. E., & Zhang, H. Targeted Liberalization: China's foreign investment regulation reform and its post-WTO-accession export surge. Review of International Economics, 2024: 1–41. doi: 10.1111/roie.12737

Anderson, D. M., Liang, Y., & Sabia, J. J. Mandatory seatbelt laws and traffic fatalities: A reassessment. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2024: 1–9. doi: 10.1002/jae.3026


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