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John E. Walker Department of Economics

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The John E. Walker Department of Economics

Economics is a way of thinking about every aspect of human behavior, from the management of a business firm to the raising of children. At its core, the "economic approach" is the application of the basic principles of rational choice to business decisions, public policy issues, and everyday life. Economics majors become adept at thinking logically, which prepares them for success in the widest possible variety of occupations.

About John E. Walker

John E. Walker ’58 has been both an economics professor and a highly successful entrepreneur. Founder of Andesa TPA Inc., Walker is a pioneer of the information economy, whose business vision was a direct outgrowth of his economics training. Because of his belief in the fundamental importance of economics as a field of study and his dedication to Clemson, in October 2001, Walker announced his gift of nearly $7 million to fund the expansion of the department's faculty and the enhancement of its programs. Walker was also instrumental in developing the Walker Golf Course, named after his father, Colonel John E. Walker Sr. ’26.

Department of Economics Spring 2023 Seminar Series - 3:30 p.m., Powers G029

  • Friday, Feb. 3 - TBD
  • Friday, Feb. 10 - Akhil Vohra, University of Georgia
  • Friday, Feb. 17 - Daniel Reck, University of Maryland 
  • Friday, Feb. 24 - Leora Friedberg, University of Virginia
  • Friday, March 3 - Ethan Lieber, Notre Dame University
  • Friday, March 10 - Scott Carrell, UC Davis
  • Friday, March 17 - Ken Gillingham, Yale University
  • Friday, March 31 - TBD
  • Friday, April 7 - Daniela Vidart, University of Connecticut
  • Friday, April 14 - Anna Aizer, Brown University
  • Friday, April 21 - Brantley Callaway, University of Georgia
  • Friday, April 28 - Raul Santaeulalia-Lopis, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)

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