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Badi H. Baltagi

Badi Baltagi

Co-Editor, Economics Letters, 2011-present
Co-Editor, Empirical Economics, 1999-present
Donald H. Dutkowsky

Don Dutkowsky

Co-Editor, Journal of Economics and Business, 2000-present

Devashish Mitra

Devashish Mitra

Co-Editor, Economics and Politics, 2006-present
Co-Editor, Indian Growth and Development Review, 2014-present

Stuart Rosenthal

Stuart Rosenthal

Editor, Journal of Urban Economics, 2007-present
Amy Ellen Schwartz

Amy Ellen Schwartz

Editor, Education Finance and Policy, 2014-present

Labor Economics

One of the economics department's main areas of research, labor economics faculty interests span many topics in the field including labor supply, workplace safety and the evaluation of government transfer programs. Additionally, the faculty members study issues in labor markets that overlap with public economics, urban economics and international trade.

Ph.D. graduates of our program with labor economics dissertations obtained positions at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Oklahoma University, Naval Postgraduate School, New York State Department of Education, the Institute of Development Studies and the University of Sussex.

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Public Economics

Public Economics is one of four core courses in the economics department. The research of our core faculty includes a wide range of topics on domestic expenditure programs, tax policy, and state and local public finance. Additional faculty members with public economics research interests currently work on topics in international tax policy and political economy. Collectively, our faculty members are one of the strongest and most active research groups in the area.

Ph.D. graduates of our program with public economics dissertations obtained positions at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Abt Associates, Analysis Group, University of New Mexico, Virginia Commonwealth University and Louisiana State University.

International Economics (International Trade and Economic Development)

Our trade faculty is known for both empirical as well as theoretical research, serving as editors for the China Economic Review and Economics and Politics; publishing in major general journals like the American Economic Review and the Review of Economics and Statistics; and serving as research associates and faculty research fellows at the National Bureau of Economics Research.

Faculty interest spans trade and wages, foreign direct investment, trade and environment, and the political economy of trade policy. This breadth enables us to offer a two-course sequence in International Trade at the Ph.D. level, and numerous courses at the masters and undergraduate level.

Ph.D. graduates with dissertations in trade have obtained positions at the University of Melbourne, University of Cape Town, University of Alberta, U.S. Bureau of the Census, World Bank and the Central Bank of Kuwait.

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Presentation in Maxwell Auditorium

TDPE Workshop

The trade group offers a Trade, Development, and Political Economy Workshop (TDPE), which brings external speakers to campus for seminars and meetings with faculty and students. We offer an active schedule of speakers, with presentations by some of the most productive and informative scholars in the entire country. In the workshop, speakers present their research on theoretical and empirical issues related to international trade, development, and topics at the intersection of economics and political science.

Urban Economics

Our faculty researchers are some of the most active in the area of urban, regional and real estate economics, as well as in related areas of public economics, labor economics, industrial organization, international trade and finance. They currently serve as editor of the Journal of Urban Economics and first vice-president of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA); on the editorial boards of most major academic journals in the field; and as contributors to leading journals.

Ph.D. graduates in this area have obtained positions at Kent State University, Georgia State University, Communications University in South Korea, University of Southern California, Singapore Management University, Southwest University of Finance and Economics (China), the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. Census Bureau, Fannie Mae, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

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Syracuse University has a strong commitment to econometrics with a particular emphasis on cross-sectional and panel data analysis. Our econometrics faculty members are known for both theoretical and applied econometrics research. Faculty members have been or are currently on the editorial boards of field and general journals such as Journal of Econometrics, Empirical Economics, and Journal of Applied Econometrics. Professor  Badi Baltagi was ranked #25 in the December 2017 RePEC worldwide ranking ranking of authors in econometrics.

Faculty interests spans a broad spectrum within the field of econometrics: panel data, spatial econometrics, productivity analysis, health econometrics, count data models, weak instruments, and specification testing to mention a few. Faculty members have published in major journals like Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Theory, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Review of Economics and Statistics, International Economic Review, and Journal of the American Statistical Association.

Camp Econometrics

Once a year we host Camp Econometrics in New York which attracts top econometricians from all around the country and graduate students of econometrics from New York State universities and surrounding areas, including Canada.

Econometrics Seminars

We offer an active schedule of speakers, with presentations by some of the most productive econometrics scholars in the world. In the workshop, speakers present research on theoretical and empirical issues related to the study of econometrics. Graduate student participation is a goal of the workshop.

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Economics Department
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