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Cutting-edge training with distinguished scholars

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Applying economic analysis to contemporary policy

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Pursue a degree or take courses in economics or financial economics.

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Nationally recognized program characterized by close contact between students and faculty.

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Regularly scheduled seminars, lectures, and conferences to connect with economics scholars.

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In The News

Professor Mark Bils Newly Elected as Fellow of the Economic Society

Congratulations to Professor Mark Bils. Newly elected as a fellow of the Economic Society. Professor Bils joins Professor Narayana Kocherlakota, Professor William Thomson, and Professor (Emeritus) Ron Jones as fellows.

Upcoming Events

The Economics departmental diploma ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. in the Strong Auditorium. During this ceremony degrees will be conferred for all bachelor's candidates

Informal reception will follow in the Hirst Lounge of Wilson Commons.

Job Market Candidates

Interested in hiring a department graduate?

See our brochure of current job market candidates or review the list of PhD candidates on the job market.

Did you know?

The Department of Economics is ranked among the top in the nation. In fact, because of our relatively small faculty size, the department ranks among the top five on a per-faculty basis.

Rochester’s economics PhD program—in existence since the 1950s—was created in part by Lionel McKenzie, one of the leading economists of the time.

Our graduates are prepared for careers in business and government as well as graduate studies in business administration, economics, public policy, law, and more.

Thaler at podium

Feature Story

Rochester alumnus wins Nobel in economics

Richard Thaler ’74 (PhD), a pioneer in the field of behavioral economics, wins the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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