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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.


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Spring 2021 Zoom Seminar Series - 3:30 p.m.

Friday, February 5 Tommaso Porzio, Columbia University
Friday, February 26 Joseph Vavra, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Friday, March 5 Christopher Tonetti, Stanford GSB
Friday, March 12 Manuela Angelucci, University of Texas at Austin
Friday, March 19 Spring Break for Students
Friday, March 26 Silke Januszewski Forbes, Tufts University
Friday, April 9 Arnaud Maurel, Duke University
Friday, April 16 Marcus D. Casey, University of Illinois at Chicago

Department News & Events


JOB MARKET CANDIDATES – John E. Walker Department of Economics is honored to place the following Ph.D. students on the job market for May 2021.

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

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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