DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
Our Programs and Curriculum
Our world-class department owes its reputation to outstanding faculty dedicated to teaching and research, as well as engaged students who take advantage of learning opportunities in and beyond the classroom.
The Economics major and minor are open to all undergraduates. The Ph.D. program has 120 students in residence and an entering class of 25.
Learn about faculty accomplishments, publications and news.
Meet our Faculty
Our distinguished faculty includes fellows of the American Economic Association, members of the National Academy of Sciences and editors of the American Economic Review and other prestigious journals. Longtime faculty member Dale Mortensen was winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Economics.
- Parenting with Style: Altruism and Paternalism in Intergenerational Preference Transmission (Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti, Econometrica, September 2017)
- Money as a Unit of Account (Matthias Doepke and Martin Schneider, Econometrica, September 2017)
- Why Are Indian Children So Short? The Role of Birth Order and Son Preference (Seema Jayachandran with Rohini Pande, American Economic Review, September 2017)
- Collective Commitment (Bruno Strulovici with Christian Roessler and Sandro Shelegia, Journal of Political Economy, August 2017)
Watch Susan Bies Lecture Featuring Lawrence H. Summers
Lawrence H. Summers presented the Susan Bies Lecture on Economics and Public Policy on Wednesday, October 18. Watch the lecture.
Reguant Wins Prestigious Award
Mar Reguant was awarded the 2017 Banco Sabadell Foundation Award for her research in energy and environmental economics. This prize is given to the top Spanish economist under the age of 40.
Development Group Grows
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