"Where is the best economics now being done? UMKC."
                      -- James K. Galbraith

Show Me Showdown

Stephanie Kelton, Ph.D., associate professor and department chair in the Department of Economics, will participate in a debate jointly sponsored by the Show-Me Institute and Kansas City’s Jobs Now! Coalition at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Kelton will debate Joseph Haslag, who holds the Enron Chair in the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The topic for debate is “Does More Government Help or Hurt?” It will be held at the Kansas City Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.


UMKC Economics graduate students Christian Spanberger and Brandon McCoy won the 2014 AFIT student paper competition and will be presenting their papers at the AFIT meetings in April. Christian's paper is "Just Another Form of Market Governance: A grounded theory of cartels" and Brandon's paper is "On Employment: An analysis of the Compatibility between Veblen and the Employer of Last Resort".

UMKC Economics graduate student and Economics Club President Stefanie Cole has been elected as the graduate student representation to the AFIT Board.


student who got job and KC Fed

"My undergraduate degree in economics helped me land a series of internships, which ultimately led to a position at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City."

Mwai Malindi
Bachelor of Arts in Economics



2013 Economic Report of the President

2013 economic report of the president
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