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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 Association, 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 EconometricsRecent job placements of our graduates regularly include research oriented positions in higher education, government and private industry. Our graduates also frequently publish papers from their  dissertations in select journals

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    For the latest information on people and events in the Economics Department take a look at our newsletter which is published each semester.  

    Welcome to our new faculty: 
    Mengxiao "Michelle" Liu, Assistant Professor from the University of Toronto
    Áron Dávid Tóbiás, Assistant Professor from Yale University
    Bhavneet Walia, Instructor from Western Illinois University  

    The SU Economics department ranked in the top 10% of Institutions with RePEc in the Field of Econometrics 

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    Dutkowsky, Flores-Lagunes on growing job market for economic PhDs

    Don Dutkowsky and Alfonso Flores-Lagunes comment on expanding job opportunities both inside and outside academia for those who hold a doctorate in economics. Read the full article here.

    Mitra op-ed on demonetization in India published in Indian Express

    Devashish Mitra discusses whether or not demonetization, as a policy, has been effective in attacking corruption, black money, and fake currency in India. His op-ed, "High costs, meagre gains," was published in The Indian Express.

    Mitra op-ed on India's jobless growth in Bloomberg Quint

    According to Devashish Mitra, "To fully employ the growing labour force gainfully and productively, India will probably have to create tens of millions of modern-sector jobs over the next few years." Read his op-ed in Bloomberg | Quint.
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