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Laura J. Owen

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Economics
  • (312) 362-8771
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center Suite 6211
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

PhD, Economics, Yale University, 1991
MA, Economics, Yale University, 1985
BA, Economics, Vassar College, 1980


Laura Owen is an associate professor of economics at the Driehaus College of Business. She is the recipient of the 2020 Gerald Paetsch Academic Advising Award. Owen teaches courses on the principles of macroeconomics, labor economics, american economic history and behavioral economics. Owen has been teaching at DePaul since 1990.

Owen's research interests include American economic history, U.S. labor history, industrial relations and American studies. Her work has been published in the Journal of Economic History, Industrial and Corporate Change, and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History.

Owen is the recipient of numerous honors, grants and awards, including the DePaul University Research Council Leave and the Faculty Summer Research Grant.  She has also served as the advisor for Liberal Arts & Sciences economics majors since 1991.

Courses & Syllabi

ECO 106 - Spring 2023