• 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 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.

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    Recent Highlights

    • Professor 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.  Congrats Hugo!!
    • WE ARE PLEASED TO WELCOME Alex Rothenberg TO THE FACULTY (Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 2012). Alex is joining the department after spending five years at RAND in Washington DC.
    • Congratulations to 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).

  • Economics News

  • Lovely discusses winners and losers of steel tariffs on NPR

    Mary Lovely was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered for the segment "From Mills To Manufacturers, Steel Tariffs Produce Winners And Losers." Lovely explains how the Trump administration's tariffs impact domestic steel producers and users differently.
     

    Lovely op-ed on US-China trade war published in New York Times

    "If jobs and wealth are the metric for 'winning the trade war,' China, not America, will emerge the victor," says Mary Lovely. Her article "How China Wins the Trade War" was published in the New York Times. According to Lovely, China will win because "it is playing this game more skillfully."
     

    Lovely comments on US-EU trade talks in Associated Press article

    Mary Lovely was quoted in the Associated Press article "Backing off auto tariffs, US and EU agree to more talks." "The Chinese are not going to be buying our soybeans, so almost by musical chairs our soybeans are going to Europe,” Lovely says about the EU's response to China's tariffs on American soybeans.
     
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