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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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    Chris Meek '92 BA, SoldierStrong featured in People and Men's Health

    Chris Meek '92 BA (PSc/Econ), a member of the Maxwell School Advisory Board, was recently profiled in People and Men's Health. Meek is the co-founder and Chairman of SoldierStrong, an organization that provides state-of-the-art medical devices and scholarships to troops and returning veterans.

    Dutkowsky quoted in DO article about low-wage workers

    “The problem of low-wage workers is real,” says Don Dutkowsky. “It’s a trap for them. These jobs are precious to people, but they may not pay the best and moving around is not easy.” Read more in The Daily Orange.

    Dutkowsky weighs in on using credit cards for bad credit in WalletHub

    Don Dutkowsky, professor of economics, offers advice on improving credit by using credit cards for bad credit and how to decide between a secured and an unsecured credit card in WalletHub.
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