The AUB Department of Economics, located in Ada Dodge Hall, is one of the largest in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It features diverse international faculty committed to excellence in both teaching and research. The Department of Economics offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees in economics. At the graduate level the department offers two degrees: an MA in economics and an MA in financial economics. At the undergraduate level the Department offers BA in economics and minor in economics for non-economics majors. Currently the department is housing about 350 economics students, 26 of which are graduate students.
Faculty in the Department have a wide range of research interests covering, among others, economics of the Middle East region, applied microeconomics, financial economics, spatial econometrics, energy economics, and economic methodology. They actively celebrate their dedication to economics: there are regular seminars by faculty members as well as international scholars, and students have their own dynamic organization which organizes a number of activities. Departmental faculty also staff a research center, the Institute of Financial Economics.