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  • Welcome to the Department of Economics 

    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. We also offer a combined BS+MA degree in which students can earn an MA with one additional year of study. In each track, we provide a strong foundations in micro- and macroeconomics through our introductory and intermediate courses, which is followed by more specialized courses or electives.

    The Graduate Program (PhD and Masters) reflects the Department's strengths in Labor Economics, Public Economics, International Economics (International Trade and Economic Development), Urban Economics, and Econometrics. A distinguishing feature of our Ph.D. program is that we have a tradition of providing guidance and support that helps students learn how to shape their work in ways that facilitate publication in peer-reviewed journals. As a result, many of our students publish papers from their dissertations in select journals.

    Some of the recent joint work in the department by faculty and graduate students includes: Flores-Lagunes, Alfonso, Hugo B. Jales, Judith Liu, and Norbert L. Wilson. 2018. "The Differential Incidence and Severity of Food Insecurity by Racial, Ethnic, and Immigrant Groups over the Great Recession in the United States."AEA Papers and Proceedings, 108 : 379-83. Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Boqian Jiang, and Abdulaziz Shifa, “Colonial Legacy, State-building and the Salience of Ethnicityin Sub-Saharan Africa,” Economic Journal, February 2018.

    Tutoring Resources

    If you are looking for tutoring resources, please visit this website. You can also call 315.443.2005 or email CLASS@syr.edu

    General Information

    For general course information please email the class professor or Ashley DiCarlo at aadicarl@syr.edu.

    For instructions on how to officially declare a major or minor in economics, please reference this handbook.

    Click here for quick access to the major declaration form, the list of major mentors, the minor declaration form, and the department petition form.

    For all calls, please dial 315-443-3843. You will be directed to the department voicemail. Leave your name, your SU ID (if applicable), your contact information, and a detailed reason for calling. Someone should return your phone call within 24 hours. If you have left a voice message and heard nothing back in over 24 hours, please email pjmackan@syr.edu or jmacreer@syr.edu with the same information. Thank you!

    Important Dates

    Monday, September 20th: Academic/Financial deadline to drop classes

    Wednesday, November 3rd: Winterlude 2021 registration 

    Wednesday, November 3rd - Tuesday, January 25st: Registration for Spring 2022

    Friday, November 19th: Withdrawal deadline

    Friday, December 10th:  Last day of classes

    Monday, December 13th - Friday, December 17th: Final exams

    Saturday, May 7th & Sunday, May 8th: Commencement Weekend


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    For information about the College of Arts and Sciences advising resources, please visit this link. You will find a list of advisors at the far right of this page. For access to additional academic forms through the College of Arts and Sciences, please visit this link. The Syracuse University Registrar homepage has additional resources for the online transition, and can be found here. Additionally, the complete contact information for the Office of the Registrar can be found here


    Recent Highlights

    Congratulations to Lia Chabot, Lexin Lu, Antonio Ramos Rivera, Jacob Waldron for receiving Thompson-Burkhead undergraduate research awards for their ongoing projects.  

    Economics PhD candidate, Jun Cai, won a best paper award in June 2019 for his presentation at the Early Career Research Day of the 16th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis in London, England. Coauthored with Professors Horrace and Lee, the title of his talk was "Nonparametric three-way conditional heteroskedastic frontiers." Two years earlier, Economics PhD alumnus, Hyunseok Jung, won the same prize.

    Badi Baltagi has received the Kuwait Prize for 2018 in recognition of his distinguished scientific contributions and intellectual achievements. This prize was established in 1979 by KFAS and recognizes outstanding accomplishments and contributions of Arab scholars and researchers around the world in various disciplines including economics. Professor Baltagi is one of just 120 distinguished individuals to have been awarded the prize since it was established in 1979.

    Hugo Jales received an Award of Excellence from his contribution to Emerald Publishing.  ' Identification and Estimation Using a Density Discontinuity Approach' published in Advances in Econometrics 38 has been selected by the editorial team as an Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards. His chapter was chosen as a winner as it is one of the most exceptional pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2017.

    John Yinger,Trustee Professor, Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs, has been selected as APPAM's 2017 Steven D. Gold Award recipient. The award recognizes a person who has made a significant contribution to public financial management in the field of intergovernmental relations and state and local finance and is given annually by the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).

    Check out some of the recent joint work in the department by faculty and graduate students

    Flores-Lagunes, Alfonso, Hugo B. Jales, Judith Liu, and Norbert L. Wilson. 2018. "The Differential Incidence and Severity of Food Insecurity by Racial, Ethnic, and Immigrant Groups over the Great Recession in the United States."AEA Papers and Proceedings, 108 : 379-83.

    Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Boqian Jiang, and Abdulaziz Shifa, “Colonial Legacy, State-building and the Salience of Ethnicityin Sub-Saharan Africa,” Economic Journal, February 2018.

  • Economics News

  • Compassion for Community - Lia Chabot '21 BS (Econ/CCE)

    Lia Chabot ’21 arrived at Syracuse University with a passion for economics, and she’ll graduate with a wealth of experiences that reflect her academic prowess, compassion and commitment to activism. Whether she’s talking monetary policy, crunching data on rental properties, advocating for sexual safety or sharing her love for London, Chabot brings a refreshing perspective to all she does. In the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, she brought her interests together by combining majors in economics and citizenship and civic engagement with a minor in environment and society.

     

    Flores-Lagunes comments on Northeast labor gains in Business Insider

    As more people get their COVID shots, economies in the Northeast, which has some of the highest vaccination rates in the country, are reopening, prompting both customers to flock to restaurants and other businesses and workers to return to jobs. Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics, says that "people are feeling more comfortable going to restaurants, traveling, and right now in the Northeast, it's a good time to travel because it's not as cold." He was quoted in the Business Insider article, "Hospitality workers are returning to their jobs in Northeast states, prompting big unemployment drops - and economists say the region's high vaccine rate is driving it."

     

    Lovely talks to Bloomberg about Beijing relations with Europe, US

    Mary Lovely, professor of economics, discussed Beijing relations with Europe and the U.S. on 'Bloomberg Markets: China Open.' "I think that they [Europe] can have a very important role to play in lowering the temperature and starting to set the stage for us to find solutions and a way forward," Lovely says.

     

Department of Economics
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Phone: +1.315.443.3843