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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:

    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:

    Congratulations to Bin Peng, he was selected to participate in the 5 th 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.

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

    Welcome to our new faculty:

    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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  • 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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    SoldierSocks forms advisory board

    SoldierSocks, a Connecticut-based organization founded by Chris Meeks '92 BA (PSc & Econ) whose mission is helping our service members take their next steps forward, announced today the formation of a Board of Advisors to provide counsel on ways to better serve and assist members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

    Great Indian backtrack

    A recent op-ed piece by professor Devashish Mitra was published in The Indian Express. In the article, Mitra examines India’s veto of the Trade Facilitation Agreement at the World Trade Organization, with the reasoning behind the Indian government's veto being food security and concern for the poor in a country that has more than a quarter of the world’s poor.

    McPeak paper presented at international conference on food and nutrition security

    Resilience and Pastoralism in Africa South of the Sahara, a paper co-authored by Professor John McPeak, was presented recently by co-author Peter Little of Emory University at an International Food Policy Research Institute conference in Ethiopia.

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