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Jeremy Stein of Harvard University to present Gilbert Lecture
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
4 p.m. in 318/418 Gleason Hall
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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.

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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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