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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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In The News

Welcome new Professor of Economics Lisa Kahn

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Kahn will joining our faculty for the 2018-19 Academic Year as Professor of Economics.  Professor Kahn joins us from the Yale School of Management where she is currently on the faculty.  Professor Kahn is a labor economist with interests in the economics of organizations and education.  We wish her a warm Rochester welcome.

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.

 Department Renovations

The Department of Economics is currently undergoing many structural renovations. Current pictures can be found at the following link with completed pictures to follow.

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.

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'Jack of All Trades' Makes Most of Rochester Curriculum

From saxophonist to student government treasurer, to internships at BASF, SpaceX, and Ernst & Young, C.J. Van Huben has packed a lot into four years. “I had a feeling I knew what I wanted to do, but I didn’t want to be put in a box,” the financial economics major says. “The open curriculum was perfect for me.” Read more about Van Huben, who is part of a series of profiles celebrating members of Rochester’s Class of 2018.

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From Rwanda to Rochester in one ‘serendipitous’ moment

For Ian Manzi, a photo of Rush Rhees Library left behind in an office at his Rwandan high school changed his life. “It looked so beautiful, a representation of college,” he says.

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