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  • Welcome to the website of the Department of Economics at Syracuse University. Members of our faculty are known nationally and internationally for their applied microeconomic research on issues of public policy relevance.

    We have a high-quality undergraduate program within which we have two alternative tracks, BA and BS. In both tracks we provide a strong foundation in micro- and macroeconomics through our introductory and intermediate courses, which is followed by more specialized courses or electives. Undergraduates can choose from a wide range of electives in International Economics, Labor Economics, Public Economics, Urban Economics, Health Economics, Development Economics and Econometrics. There is an Economics Club, sponsored by the Department and run by students with advice from faculty. Students are also eligible for Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor society) and awards for academic distinction.

    The Graduate Program (PhD and Masters) reflects the Department's strengths in  Labor EconomicsPublic EconomicsInternational Economics (International Trade and Economic Development), Urban Economics, and Econometrics. Recent job placements of our graduates included positions in academia, government and international agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector, where they can pursue careers in higher education, research, policy analysis, management, consulting, etc.   

    For the latest information on people and events in the Economics Department take a look at our newsletter which is published each semester.

    Recent Highlights:

    Congratulations to Bin Peng, he was selected to participate in the 5th Lindau Meeting of the Winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel to be held from 19 to 23 August 2014 in Lindau, Germany.

    "Hospital Treatment Rates and Spill-over Effects: Does Ownership Matter?" Badi H. Baltagi and Yin-Fang Yen. CPR Working Paper Series, January 2014. 37pp.

    "Health Information and Social Security Entitlements." Perry Singleton. CPR Working Papers Series, December 2013. 30pp

    See pictures from Camp Econometrics IX that was April 4-6, 2014 in Watkins Glen, NY

    Welcome to our new faculty:  
    Yoonseok Lee, Assistant Professor from the University of Michigan
    Abdulaziz Shifa, Assistant Professor from the Stockholm University

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    Maxwell School names prominent public policy scholar to Moynihan Chair

    Amy Ellen Schwartz, an internationally renowned scholar of education policy, public finance, and urban economics, will join the Maxwell School of Syracuse University this fall as Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs.

    New Mitra book published

    Devashish Mitra, professor of economics, has coedited a new volume “Trade and Employment in Asia.”

    Yinger participates in NY Education Reform Commission public Symposium

    Professor John Yinger participated in the recent NY Education Reform Commission Public Symposium, "Optimizing Resources for Student and School Success," where Yinger presented testimony entitled "Reforming Education Finance in New York State."

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