Department of Economics

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About the Department What's your interest?

Economics affects our whole world – from government and public policy to banking, private industry, urban development, labor relations, healthcare, environmental conservation, and more. It is a study rooted in economic theory, business, and social science. The Economics program at Jacksonville University trains students to be proficient in a number of statistical analyses and softwares; and our economics courses help students see connections between economic decision-making, ethics, and leadership

Our faculty members and students are actively involved in community problem-solving, expert witnessing, and consulting in addition to work as instructors. 

The department teaches Economics courses in the undergraduate and graduate core and offers a minor in Applied Economics.

2022 Events

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Privacy and the U.S. Constitution Panel


September 19, Gooding Auditorium

October 21-23, 2022

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About the programApplied Economics Minor

Students must complete:

  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics

Students must then take two upper-level ECON courses in addition to one of the following courses:

  • ECON XXX (upper level)
  • GEOG 250TI, Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 315, Environmental Policy and Planning
  • GEOG 335, Sustainability 
  • POL 310, Public Policy

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The Faculty

Dr. Carol Dole

Dr. Dole is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy. She received her B.S. in Journalism and her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Florida. She earned her M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Dole teaches Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics as well as Statistics and Sport Economics. Dr. Dole also served as Assessment Chair, playing an important role in the acquisition of international accreditation through AACSB for the Davis College of Business & Technology. She also previously served as Chair of the Sport Business department.

Dr. Andrew Ju

Dr. Ju received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Connecticut in 2019. His research employs survey and administrative datasets along with quasi-experimental techniques to examine topics in labor economics, state and local public finance, and the economics of education. His recent work examines the role of teachers' unions during the Great Recession and their impact on school district resource allocation and student achievement.

Dr. Tucker Omberg

Dr. Tucker Omberg is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Jacksonville University. His research interests include Labor Economics, Public Choice, and Law and Economics.

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Socioeconomics, family dynamics, race and legal maneuvering were all on the table Thursday, Nov. 20, as some of the top – and most topical – names in the regional legal system gathered for a spirited Juvenile Justice Forum hosted by the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute.

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The Department of Economics is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. If you're ready to dive into one of our programs, apply today!

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Contact Information The Department of Economics

Phone: (904) 256-7003