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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, the Academic Support Coordinator 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.

    Important Dates

    Monday, August 16th - Friday, August 20th: Schedule adjustment for returning undergraduate students

    Monday, August 30th: First day of classes/Extended Campus classes

    Tuesday, September 7th: Add deadline

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

    Wednesday, November 3rd: Registration for Winterlude 2021 

    Wednesday, November 3rd - Tuesday, January 25th: 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


    Important Links

    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

  • Researchers examine COVID’s toll on NYC children’s health, education

    Amy Ellen Schwartz, professor of economics and public administration and international affairs, is one of two principal investigators for a five-year research project to examine how, over time, COVID-19 has affected children’s health and education in New York City. Maxwell School faculty colleague Michah W. Rothbart is among the co-investigators. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the $3.5 million study is a collaboration by researchers at Syracuse University, New York University and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

     

    Lovely weighs in on US China trade plan in Reuters article

    U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai unveiled her plan for trade with China on Monday, pledging to hold talks with Chinese officials over their failure to meet the terms of former President Donald Trump's "Phase 1" trade deal, and to revive a process to grant exclusions from tariffs on Chinese imports. "She's going to re-engage with China and that's a good thing," says Professor Mary Lovely. "But her whole plan seems to be, 'I'm going to have a conversation.'" Read more in the Reuters article, "New U.S. China trade plan leaves industry hungry for specifics."

     

    Maxwell School announces Montonna Professor, Dean’s Award Recipients

    Osamah F. Khalil, associate professor of history and chair of the undergraduate program in international relations, was recently awarded the Dr. Ralph E. Montonna Endowed Professorship for the Teaching and Education of Undergraduates. He will hold the professorship for the 2021-22 academic year. In addition, Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science, received the Maxwell School Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Mentoring, and Kristy Buzard, associate professor of economics, was awarded the Maxwell School Dean’s Award for Innovative Teaching.

     

Department of Economics
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Syracuse, NY 13244-1020
Phone: +1.315.443.3843