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Laura J. Owen

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Economics
  • (312) 362-8771
  • Office hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1-2 p.m.
    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 and director of undergraduate economics programs. 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 are in 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.

Owen received her bachelor's degree in economics from Vassar College, and earned both her master's and PhD in economics from Yale University.

Courses & Syllabi

ECO 341 - Fall 2019