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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. 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

    Recent Highlights:

    Welcome to our new faculty:  

    Carmen Carrión-Flores, Research Assistant Professor from SUNY Binghamton
    Yulong Wang, Assistant Professor from Princeton University   

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

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    Schwartz research on education, summer jobs programs cited in Politico

    A report co-authored by Amy Ellen Schwartz was cited in the Politico article, "The Life-and-Death Consequences of Summer Jobs Programs." Schwartz and her co-authors found that high school students who joined New York City’s summer jobs program were more likely to take, pass and earn higher scores on the Regents exams.

    Dutkowsky weighs in on cash back credit cards in WalletHub article

    Don Dutkowsky, professor of economics, was interviewed for the WalletHub article, "Best Cash Back Credit Cards." "Theoretically, cash back should be the best rewards currency, since the rewards can be used practically anywhere," says Dutkowsky.

    Distinguished Maxwell alum John P. White dies at 80

    John P. White '64 MA (Econ)/'69 PhD (Econ), deputy secretary of defense in the Clinton administration who also had served during the Carter presidency as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget and as assistant secretary of defense for manpower, reserve affairs and logistics, died Sept. 3 at the age of 80.