Vision and Mission

The Department of Economics and Finance at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley promotes excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide our undergraduate and graduate students a variety of degree programs, which emphasize experiential learning and practical analytical tools required to compete in local, national and international labor markets.

Our research in both economics and finance advances theoretical and applied knowledge by largely (but not exclusively) taking into account issues related to the economic and the financial development of the U.S.-Mexico border region and Latin America. The department hosts a variety of programs and seminars for our community on financial literacy and border economic development and entrepreneurship.