The major of economics in HDU was established in 2002. It has undergraduate Economics program and Applied Economics graduate program concentrating on Industrial Economics. Department of economics which is the earliest department to build up undergraduate-advisor system provides school-wide public finance classes. It is also one of the first departments to offer full-English classes for international students.
There are 15 full-time teachers in department of economics, including 2 professors and 5 associate professors. 80% of the teachers graduated from top universities in China with Ph.D. degrees in economics. In the past five years, the department has owned a school-level quality course micro-economics and a school-level freshmen discussion class the way of thinking of economics. Economics professors have published three textbooks and three monographs in the first-level press and won provincial teaching skills competition Excellent Award one time. A considerable amount of projects have been held by economics teachers, including one of the National Social Science Fund, one of the National Natural Science Foundation, six of the Humanities and Social Sciences Fund of the Ministry of Education, one of the Natural Science Foundation of Zhejiang Province, three of the Soft Science of the Science and Technology Department of Zhejiang Province, two of the Department of Education of Zhejiang Province and four of the Department of Statistics of Zhejiang Province. In the meantime, seven papers have been published in the first-level journals with one achieving provincial-level scientific research award. During the period of 2014-2018, the professional and voluntary admission rate has reached 100%, and the employment rate has exceeded 95%.
The major of Economics aims to cultivate professionals who have a solid theoretical foundation in economics, are proficient in modern economic analysis methods and tools, and are capable of engaging in economic analysis, forecasting, planning, and economic management in government agencies, industry management departments, enterprises and institutions, etc.