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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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    New Laditka Fund supports social science undergrads

    A new scholarship, funded by alumni Sarah and Jim Laditka, will support undergraduate students throughout the Maxwell School. The endowment provides scholarships for undergraduates in all the social sciences, with preference to first-generation college students and others from under-represented groups.

    Wasylenko appointed Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics

    David M. Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, announced Friday the appointment of Michael Wasylenko as Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics. This appointment recognizes his extraordinary service to the Maxwell School.

    Josh Aviv '15 (Econ) brings charge to electric vehicles on campus

    Josh Aviv ’15 BA (Econ), who runs the clean-tech company SparkCharge, says he was surprised to learn there were no locations on campus to charge an electric vehicle. Electric cars are equipped to be charged using a wall socket, but that takes longer than the charging stations themselves. Thanks to Aviv, this is no longer the case.