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The economics program at New Paltz prepares students for careers in private and public sectors, as well as graduate studies in economics, business, law, and international relations. Our curriculum has a pluralistic approach to teaching economic theory with a strong applied component.

Our faculty collaborate with students on research projects, presentations, and publications, as well as publish cutting edge books and articles. The Economics Club and the New Paltz Beta Upsilon chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon support students’ study and personal growth. The groups organize trips to New York City’s financial district and professional conferences, and host lectures and workshops featuring prominent economists.

New Paltz economics alumni enjoy rewarding careers and have been accepted to graduate programs at prestigious institutions. We look forward to guiding you on your educational journey and showing you all that an economics major has to offer.

Photo: During the Convocation Ceremony, 23 August 2019, Dr. Simin Mozayeni was rewarded the Chancellor Award for Excellence for Faculty Service 2018-2019.

Simin Mozayeni- recipient of the Chancellor Award for Faculty Service for the 2018-2019 academic year

Professor Simin Mozayeni (Economics) Receives Two Awards Summer 2019


On May 11th, Dr. Mozayeni received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in New York City. This made her a member of the Ellis Island Honor Society, which celebrates the achievements of outstanding immigrants. This medal embodies the spirit of America, celebrating diversity, tolerance and service. Past recipients of the medal include a diverse group of honorees, including six US presidents, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Senator McCain, Secretary of State/Senator Hillary Clinton, Rosa Parks, and celebrities in academic and industrial leaders, among others. The complete list of past medalists can be found on


Chancellor Johnson informed Dr. Mozayeni in a letter, dated April 26th 2019, of her selection as a recipient of the Chancellor Award for Faculty Service for the 2018-2019 academic year. The highlights of Dr. Mozayeni’s service to our institution include chairing the Economics Department for more than six years, serving as Presiding Officer of the College Faculty for nearly five years and chairing the Organization Committee and the Academic Affairs Committee. The Chancellor’s letter mentioned her demonstrated record of “sustained superior service to a wide range of diverse constituents.” The award underscores the respect and esteem of her colleagues, students, and campus leadership for her professional accomplishments.