About the Department
The Department of Economics is one of the oldest and most recognized units at Iowa State University. It is currently jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Read the Department Governance Document.
Classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, Iowa State University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation.
Iowa State University is located on the ancestral lands and territory of the Baxoje, or Ioway Nation. The United States obtained the land from the Meskwaki and Sauk nations in the Treaty of 1842. We wish to recognize our obligations to this land and to the people who took care of it, as well as to the 17,000 Native people who live in Iowa today.