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Department of Economics
College of Arts and Letters
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4485

Nasatir Hall 329
Phone: (619) 594-1675
Fax: (619) 594-5062
Mail code: 4485

Last Update 8/29/14

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San Diego State University, with an enrollment of approximately 24,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students is the largest in the California State University system. Located in an ideal Mediterranean climate, the campus is situated on a marine terrace at the eastern boundary of the city of San Diego. Freeways bring the campus to within a few minutes drive of the center of the city. Twelve miles to the west are the resort beaches of the Pacific Ocean. An hour's drive to the east are the Laguna Mountains and to the south, Mexico can be reached in a half hour.

The Department of Economics offers a Master of Arts degree, a Minor and a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences. Students may elect to take either the general economics program, or one of three specializations: emphasis in international economics, emphasis in pre-professional studies, and specialization in quantitative analysis. The department currently has over 200 undergraduate students and over 50 graduate students.


News and Events

Neuroeconomics Putting Humans at the Center of Economics

September 10, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Location: GMCS– 333

Meet SDSU Alumni

Dr. Paul Zak
Professor of Economics
Founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies
Claremont Graduate School

Economics is a social science, but we have largely ignored what it means to be human and social. In this talk, Paul Zak reviews ten years of findings from neuroeconomics that have put human beings at the center of the study of economics.

These studies have revealed new insights into how human beings make decisions, rather than how homo economicus does. In this way, neuroeconomics has returned human beings to the center of economics and provides a scientific foundation for Economics 2.0.

View the event flyer (.pdf)

Sponsored by Department of Economics and College of Arts & Letters

San Diego State University