School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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An Economics major is a flexible and relevant option for students who don’t want to narrow their field of specialization. In OU’s SBA, Economics majors learn how economic analysis applies to major problems facing individuals, businesses, the nation and the world. While preparing students for the workplace, this major also provides an excellent foundation for law school or master’s degrees in public administration, economics or business administration.

The Economics Department has established a strong academic record and tradition. A scholarly journal, Economic Inquiry, ranked it fourth overall in producing the most published works among economics professors in universities across Michigan. Nationally, Oakland University was ranked seventh among comparable schools that offer undergraduate economics degrees.  
Academic Programs

Contact Us
Ronald Tracy
Department Chair
447 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-3514

Shannon Johnson
Office Assistant
440 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-3283

Advisory Board
Edward A. Eickhoff - Board ChairChief Operating OfficerPFMG Development, LLC
Valiena A. AllisonPresidentVertex Adventures LC
Alfredo CasabAttorneyDawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC
Melinda Conway Callahan PresidentConway Callahan Consulting, LLC
Allen C. GoodmanProfessor, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of EconomicsWayne State University
Julie GranthenAttorney 
Lynn GrossSenior Vice-President Estate ServicesMichigan Wells Fargo Private Bank
Daniel P. HunterManagerOakland County Planning & Economic Development Services
Marc MillerRating AnalystBlue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
George SeifertPresidentGeorge & Elizabeth Seifert Foundation, Inc.
Ronald TracyProfessor & Chair, Department of EconomicsOakland University, School of Business Administration
Paul TraubSenior Business EconomistFederal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch
Jessica Vila-GouldingSenior Economist (Europe)Ford Motor Company
Faculty &

Please see the School of Business Administration Faculty/Staff Directory for more information, including office location, link to personal web pages and more.


Ronald Tracy, 370-3514
Zeina 370-3282
Addington 370-3541
Timothy Russell 370-3524
Man 370-4086
Nivedita 370-2707
Kevin 370-3294
Ram 370-4965
Anandi 370-3537
Jonathan 370-4966
Miron 370-3291
Kasaundra 370-4975
Xie 370-2505

Professors Emeriti

Eleftherios Botsas
Sherman FollandResearchGate Profile
Karl Gregory, Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Oded IzraeliResearchGate Profile

Research Center

Southeastern Michigan Economic Data Center