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 Economics, Public Economics, International 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.
Click here to see details of our PhD students currently on the job market.
Amy Ellen Schwartz (PAIA/ECN) gave two papers "The Impact of Restaurant Letter Grades on Taxes and Sales: Evidence from New York City” and “Do Housing Choice Voucher Holders Care About Schools?" at the Urban Economics Association/North American Regional Science Association conference Saturday in Washington DC
Badi H. Baltagi (ECN) will be giving a paper titled “Asymptotic Power of the Sphericity Test Under Weak and Strong Factors in a Fixed Effects Panel Data Model” at a conference at Emory University in Atlanta November 14-16.
The SU Economics department is ranked 26th in
econometrics at RePEc's Top 10% Institutions and Economists in the Field of Econometrics, as of September 2014: https://ideas.repec.org/top/top.ecm.html
See pictures from Camp Econometrics IX that was April 4-6, 2014 in Watkins Glen, NY
Leyla Karakas , Assistant Professor from Johns Hopkins University
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, Associate Professor from Binghamton University
Amy Schwartz, Professor from New York University - Wagner
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The Maxwell School, which opened officially in October of 1924, is turning 90 this fall. To mark this anniversary, we’ve planned a series of on-campus events throughout the upcoming semester.
Dutkowsky quoted in story on CNY gas prices
Protecting to hurt
SoldierSocks forms advisory board