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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., Dr. 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, Dr. Walker announced his gift of nearly $7 million to fund the expansion of the department's faculty and the enhancement of its programs. Dr. Walker was also instrumental in developing the Walker Golf Course, named after his father, Colonel John E. Walker Sr. ’26.

Department of Economics Fall 2022 Seminar Series - 3:30 p.m., Powers G029

  • Friday, Sept. 2 - Subhrendu Pattanayak, Duke University
  • Friday, Sept. 9 - Nicole Maestas, Harvard Medical School
  • Friday, Sept. 16 - Mariagiovanna Baccara, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Friday, Sept. 23 - Stephen Yeaple, Penn State
  • Friday, Sept. 30 - Erin Wolcott, Middlebury College
  • Friday, Oct. 7 - David Wiczer, Stoney Brook University
  • Friday, Oct. 14 - Melissa Kearney, University of Maryland
  • Friday, Oct. 21 - Benjamin Jones, Northwestern University
  • Friday, Oct. 28 - Ryan Kellogg, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
  • Friday, Nov. 4 - Kevin Lang, Boston University
  • Friday, Nov. 18 - Mark Hoekstra, Texas A&M University
  • Friday, Nov. 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Friday, Dec. 2 - Peter Ireland, Boston College

Economics News

Department News & Events

Michael T. Maloney, emeritus professor of economics – July 27, 2021

Longtime Clemson University economics professor Michael T. Maloney, 71, of Clemson passed July 27, 2021. Maloney was a Professor of Economics at Clemson for 45 years. He retired in 2008 but returned to work temporarily until 2013. He was a member of the Emeritus College. Read Memorials.

William A Ward, Emeritus Professor of Economics – April 2, 2021

The John E. Walker Department of Economics mourns the passing of Bill Ward. Bill received his undergraduate degree from Clemson and was a member of the Department for 23 years. Bill has spent a significant part of his career at the World Bank in Washington DC. Whether he was at Clemson or at the World Bank, Bill was a friend of the Department and he looked to support the Department in any way possible. Read More.

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