The Department of Economics was established in the year 1986. The department has two permanent faculty. Faculty of the department have participated in many Local, National and International Seminars/Conferences organized by reputed institutions. Both faculty members of the department are the life members of Indian Economic Association and Goa Economic Association. Dr. Jeronimo Monteiro of the department has presented papers in the International Conference in Finland (2006), Greece (2011) and Malaysia (2014). Besides teachers of the department were member of Academic Council and Board of studies of Goa University. Economics has always been a major discipline among the social sciences. It is basically the foundation of prosperous and progressive nation. It hones the entrepreneurial qualities of several individuals of the country. The branches of economics include Development Economics, Environment Economics, Financial Economics, Industrial and Labour Economics, Agricultural Economics, International Economics, Public Finance, Transportation Economics, etc. Economists work in diverse areas from UN to the World Bank to the IMF. They are the main economic policy makers of the nation. They are employed by the government and private business houses too. The growth of international trade has opened new avenues for economics in banking, foreign exchange and multinationals. Indian Economic Service and Journalism are some of the options for students opting for economics.