Studying economics at Illinois Wesleyan promotes students' critical thinking and analytical
reasoning skills, the ability to compare costs and benefits in decision making, quantitative
analysis, effective communication skills, and intellectual curiosity.
At IWU, many of our students work one-on-one with our Economics faculty, researching
topics of their mutual interest. Seniors have the opportunity to develop independent
study projects, presenting their work at local, regional and national conferences.
The Economics Society is the main campus organization for students interested in economics.
The society hosts discussions with students and faculty, brings speakers to campus,
and plans trips to organizations that make use of economics in their work.
Mark Israel '91 established an Endowed Summer Research Fund in Economics, providing
students with the same experience he valued as a student — the opportunity to perform
topical economics research, working in close collaboration with members of the economics
Omicron Delta Epsilon is the international honor society for economics.
|Omicron Delta Epsilon
The Park Place Economist is one of just a handful of undergraduate journals of economics
in the world. The journal publishes scholarly research articles in economics by IWU
The UER is a peer-reviewed journal aimed at promoting high quality undergraduate research.