Skip to Main Content

University of Illinois Springfield

Department of Economics University of Illinois Springfield

UIS Homepage

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international honor society in the field of economics. It publishes a journal entitled The American Economist twice each year. Its board of trustees includes well-known economists such as Robert Lucas, Kenneth Arrow, and Robert Solow. It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies; the ACHS indicates that Omicron Delta Epsilon has 88,000 members and 435 active chapters.

New members consist of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as college and university faculty; the academic achievement required to obtain membership for students can be raised by individual chapters. The student membership fee is $30.00.

Dr. Geoffrey Lea, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, serves at the UIS faculty adviser to Omicron Delta Epsilon. For information about joining this society, please contact Dr. Lea at (217) 206-8586 or glea2@uis.edu.