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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 Association, 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:

    Click here for a Master Calendar of Economic Seminars 

    Click here to see details of our PhD students currently on the job market.

    Click here to view our Fall 2015 Undergraduate Newsletter

    Looking to see how and Economics degree can help your future? Click here

    Professor Devashish Mitra Named One of the 3 Leading Influences of Indian Economic Policies

    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:  

    See pictures from Camp Econometrics X that was held on April 10-12, 2015 in Bolton Landing, NY

    Welcome to our new faculty:

    Hugo Jales - University of British Columbia

    Farnaz Taherkhani - McGill Univeristy

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    Dutkowsky quoted in The New York Times

    Professor Donald Dutkowsky was recently quoted in the New York Times' article, "Cuomo Struggles to Maintain Momentum in Upstate Employment."

    Schwartz profiled in SU News story

    Professor Amy Schwartz was recently featured in the SU News story, "School Food Policy and Its Impact on Childhood Obesity," where she discussed the impact of school food policy on childhood obesity.

    Economists studying tax system in Ethiopia

    Merima Ali and Abdulaziz Shifa, both assistant professors of economics at the Maxwell School, are studying the effects that technology upgrades have on the Ethiopian tax system, funded by a recent grant from the International Center for Tax and Development.
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