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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.


Fall 2020 Zoom Seminar Series - 3:30 p.m.

  • Friday, September 11, 2020 - Alessandra Voena, Stanford University
  • Friday, September 18, 2020 - Kosali Simon, Indiana University
  • Friday, September 25, 2020 - Zoe Xie, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Friday, October 2, 2020 - Olivier Coibion, University of Texas at Austin
  • Friday, October 9, 2020 - Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics & Political Science - 11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, October 16, 2020 - Martha Bailey, University of Michigan
  • Friday, October 23, 2020 – Orgul Ozturk, University of South Carolina
  • Friday, October 30, 2020 - Rossella Calvi, Rice University
  • Friday, November 13, 2020 - Diego Comin, Dartmouth College
  • Friday, November 20, 2020 - Belinda Archibong, Columbia University
  • Friday, March 26, 2021 - Silke Forbes, Tufts University

Department News & Events


Will the COVID-19 stimulus package lead to inflation? Professor Dwyer weighs in during an AEI webinar

Student Awards

Pol Antras, Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics at Harvard University to speak Thursday, February 27, 2020

JOB MARKET CANDIDATES – John E. Walker Department of Economics is honored to place the following Ph.D. students on the job market for May 2020.

Department of Economics Guest Speaker Gustavo Torrens, Friday, October 18, 2019 – “Hidden Drivers of Violence Diffusion: Evidence from Illegal Oil Siphoning in Mexico”

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