Department of Economics, Law & Politics
The Department of Economics, Law and Politics offers programs in Economics, Political Science, Paralegal, International Studies and Pre-Law. Each major provides an excellent foundation for law school or graduate school by enhancing research and writing skills, offering both fundamental knowledge for careers and challenges that expose you to unanticipated experiences.
Our dedicated faculty members have unique, diverse backgrounds that offer a blend of policy, law, judicial and international affairs experience. They’re actively engaged in government and public processes, and are excited to collaborate with you.
Enhance your education outside of the classroom by getting involved in one of the many active, engaged student organizations geared toward local, state and national politics.
Department of Economics, Law & Politics degrees give you a broad foundation to build on in innumerable ways. From U.S. government or international relations, to public law or economics, you’ll be exceedingly prepared to pursue a career in any facet of your choosing.
Three closely related majors in the department mean you can double or even triple major by taking a small number of additional credits.
Hansen provides economic update at Moorhead Rotary Club meetingDr. T. J. Hansen, Department of Economics, Law & Politics, presented “Economic Shocks and Signals: A Winding Economic Road,” at the Moorhead Rotary Club meeting on July 26, 2022. In this talk, she highlighted how consumer and producer behaviors have adjusted to shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic, global supply chain disruptions, and geopolitical uncertainties. Hansen used historical data related […]
College of Business, Analytics & Communication Faculty Members Hansen and Mollberg Engage with Kiwanis of Detroit LakesDr. T. J. Hansen, Department of Economics, Law & Politics, presented “Navigating the Economic Waters: Reflection and Outlook,” at the July 19th, 2022 meeting of the Kiwanis of Detroit Lakes. She compared resilience patterns among different industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hansen’s talk also used historical data related to inflation, unemployment, and gross domestic product to frame current economic conditions […]
Hansen invited to present economic outlook to the Fargo Gateway Lions ClubDr. T. J. Hansen presented “Economic Recovery and COVID-19: Moving Forward,” at the Friday, June 17, 2022 meeting of the Fargo Gateway Lions Club. She highlighted trends within the Fargo-Moorhead regional economy and U.S. national economy in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hansen also provided an economic outlook focused on inflation, unemployment, and economic growth expectations for the remainder of […]
Interested in Attending Law School?Join us for this event to learn more about law school, how to apply, requirements and to ask questions you may have. Please see attached for further information. What: Mitchell Hamline School of Law Virtual Information Session When: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Virtually via Zoom: Meeting URL: https://mitchellhamline.zoom.us/j/97808968134 Meeting ID: 978 0896 8134 Passcode: […]
MSUM students attend National Association for Business Economics Annual Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.MSUM students (Jonas Baune, Demi-Lee Carlisle, Emmanuel Kumi, Mason McCord, Blake Roberts, Bradon Schlaefer, Precious Umunna, Seth Vestal, and Tomas Zamba) attended the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Annual Policy Conference in Washington, DC from March 20-22nd, 2022. The conference, “Policy Options for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth,” included presentations by Jerome Powell, Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal […]