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We aim to help you find the resources best-suited to your more effective understanding and analysis of the economic questions of today and tomorrow. We emphasize an interdisciplinary and international context that encourages you to examine the social, the national, and the global, from the perspectives of multiple disciplines, so that you are prepared to face your future academic and professional career with a more reflective and ethical comprehension of present-day economics. Our classes are designed to provide you with the maximum flexibility to pursue your interests. Our many students who double-major have chosen to consider Economics via subjects as diverse as Politics and Comparative Literature. We also play an integral role in the teaching of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major. As you can see, the ways in which you can tackle this area of study are nearly endless.


  • Shahram Alijani

    Assistant Professor, Department Chair - Economics

  • Maria Bach

    Assistant Professor, Fellow of the Teaching and Learning Center

  • Carla Canelas Tobar

    Assistant Professor

  • Ali Rahnema


  • Peter Walkenhorst


Faculty Emeriti

Farhad Nomani
Professor Emeritus of Economics
BS, University of Tulsa
MA and PhD, University of Illinois-Urbana

Honors Program

The Honors Program in Economics provides the students with the opportunity to deepen and broaden their knowledge of Economics. The program is particularly suitable and highly recommended for students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies and/or careers requiring analytical research skills, conceptual modeling and digital literacy. Students who complete the Honors Program are awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Honors from the American University of Paris.

Students are strongly encouraged to take the core economics courses during the first two years of their studies. Early completion allows for greater flexibility in pursuing independent research in the senior year. 

How to Graduate With Honors:

  • Economics honors requires a Major GPA of 3.5 or higher and a general GPA of 3.3 minimum.
  • In addition to the core courses required for the Major in Economics, students must complete EC 3086 Introduction to Econometrics and EC 4090 Seminar in Economics plus three additional EC courses 3000-level or above. 

Why Study Economics

A career in Economics is much more than you think. Watch this video from the American Economic Association about where economics could take you.

Alumni Careers

Economics graduates from AUP go on to a variety of careers after completing their undergraduate studies and many of them also continue to further study. Find out more about what some of our students are doing now and how their time at AUP prepared them for their graduate studies and different careers paths.