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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.

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    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:  https://ideas.repec.org/top/top.ecm.html  

    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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    Dutkowsky quoted in story on CNY gas prices

    Professor Donald Dutkowsky was quoted in the Time Warner Cable News story, "Gas Prices Sliding Toward $3 in CNY."
     

    Protecting to hurt

    In a recent op-ed piece for The Indian Express, Professor Devashish Mitra examines how "India’s restrictive labour regulations have made it difficult for firms to adjust their employment in response to changes in demand, thereby introducing labour market rigidities."
     

    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.
     

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