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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   

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    Revised 10/17

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    Career connects family history, research interests for Maxwell alum

    Career connects family history, research interests for Maxwell alum

    Alexei Abrahams ’08 BA (Econ), a member of both the Renée Crown University Honors Program and the inaugural class of Coronat Scholars, is a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton and a consultant for the World Bank. Looking back, he sees a clear line from his family history to his career as an economist studying the Israel-Palestine conflict.
     
    Yinger selected as APPAM's 2017 Steven D. Gold Award recipient

    Yinger 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).
     
    Schwartz research on education, summer jobs programs cited in Politico

    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.