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Maxwell / Department of Economics

Public Economics

Public Economics is one of four core courses in the Economics Department. Syracuse University has a long tradition in public economics. 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 with public economics research interests currently work on topics in international tax policy and political economy. Collectively, our faculty provide one of the strongest and most active research groups in the area.

Recent 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.

Core faculty in the area of public economics include:

  • Gary Engelhardt
  • Jeffrey Kubik
  • Stuart Rosenthal 
  • Perry Singleton
  • Amy Schwatz
  • John Yinger

Other faculty with research interest in public economics include:

  • Mary Lovely
  • Devashish Mitra
  • Michael Wasylenko
  • Hugo Jales