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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 - Spring 2015

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

    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 IX that was April 4-6, 2014 in Watkins Glen, NY

    Welcome to our new faculty:

    Hugo Jales - University of British Columbia

    Farnaz Taherkhani - McGill Univeristy

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  • Celebrating Maxwell's 90th

    90logoThe 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.

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    Riding the Pacific trade winds

    A recent op-ed piece by professor Devashish Mitra appeared in The Indian Express. In the piece, Mitra looks at how labor, environment and IPR standards in the Trans-Pacific Partnership will influence future Indo-US agreements.

    Engelhardt quoted in The New York Times

    Professor Gary Engelhardt was quoted in the New York Times article, "America’s Seniors Find Middle-Class ‘Sweet Spot’."

    Lovely to serve as faculty rep to SU Trustees

    Economics Professor Mary Lovely has been named faculty representative to the SU Board of Trustees, and undergrad Maxwell majors Nedda Sharshar and Aysha Seedat have been named student reps.
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