The Department of Economics offers the largest undergraduate major in the College of Arts and Science, providing rigorous training in micro and macroeconomics and a variety of advanced elective courses. Our Ph.D. program builds on a core of economic theory and econometric methods, equipping students to conduct frontier research in the discipline. Recent graduates have been hired by prominent research universities and liberal arts colleges, leading firms in the private sector, and major policy institutions. The Graduate Program in Economic Development offers the MA degree in economics, with a focus on economic development. Since its inception in 1956, students from over 120 countries have studied in the program, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in public service and international organizations.
Our faculty is diverse and respected internationally, with research interests covering most of the major areas of modern economics. Faculty members are editors of major academic journals, active in professional organizations and societies, the recipients of grant funding, and published in the upper echelon of journals. They are committed to delivering outstanding undergraduate and graduate education, and to producing high-quality research.