Department Chair: Wade E. Martin
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Faculty: Yutian (Kate) Chen, Alejandra C. Edwards, Elaine F. Frey, Edward Funkhouser, Lisa M. Grobar, Jack W. Hou, Xuemei Liu, Joseph P. Magaddino, Wade E. Martin, Marshall H. Medoff, Chen Feng Ng, Davinder Singh, Seiji Steimetz, Heather Stephens, Steve Yamarik, Guy M. Yamashiro
Graduate: Elaine Frey
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When resources are scarce, difficult choices must be made on how resources are to be divided among competing uses. Economics is a social science that addresses the efficient allocation of scarce resources.