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March 16, 2017

Welcome new faculty!

John Singleton—a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at Duke University. He is interested in the intersection of public economics and the economics of education. He will be offering an undergraduate course next year in applied economics.

Kegon Tan—a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is interested in human capital development and the role of skills (both cognitive and non-cognitive) in determining diverse outcomes, including wages, health, and crime. He will be offering an undergraduate course next year in applied economics.

July 13, 2016

New Emeritus Faculty

Professors Engerman and Jones retire and are now Emeritus faculty.

February 23, 2016

Sylvain Leduc (Rochester PhD, Economics) Appointed Deputy Governor Central Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada said Tuesday it has chosen a senior official at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to be its new deputy governor, with a role in crafting rate policy and overseeing the financial system.

Upcoming Events

Elhanan Helpman of Harvard University to present the first Jones Lecture

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Time and Location TBD

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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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Feature Story

World needs more U.S. government debt

In this time of global economic uncertainty, economics professor Narayana Kocherlakota argues that the U.S. government should be issuing more debt in order to strengthen the domestic economy. / Bloomberg View

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