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Undergraduate Economics Majors Earn STEM Designation

With the BA in economics or financial economics, international students in the United States on F-1 visas are eligible to work for three years in the US.

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In the News

May 4, 2020

Edward Peck Curtis Award

Armen Khederlarian has been awarded the Edward Peck Curtis Awards for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

May 4, 2020

Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

John Singleton has been selected a 2020 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.

May 4, 2020

Pipeline Grant Recipient

John Singleton has been awarded a Pipeline grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for his work on Examining Underrepresented Students’ Access to and Gains from Selective Public High School Education.

February 6, 2020

*Postponed* Osaka-Rochester Workshop on Alternatives-to-Market Design

Thanks to a generous donation of an alumnus of our graduate program, a workshop on economic design will take place beginning early afternoon on Friday, March 27 to early afternoon on Sunday, March 29.

January 27, 2020

*Postponed* Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference

The next Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy on “Central Banking in the 2020s and Beyond” will be held at the University of Rochester on April 24-25, 2020.

The location for this event will be Harkness 208. The program can be found here.

January 27, 2020

*Postponed* McKenzie Lecture

The 2020 McKenzie Lecture will be given by Nicholas Bloom from Stanford University.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
3:30-5 p.m.
Location TBA

October 8, 2018

Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

Paul Romer, a former assistant professor of economics at the University of Rochester and currently a professor at New York University, has been named a recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020,

Congratulations on your graduation!  We hope you were able to attend some of the virtual celebrations and look forward to celebrating with you in person, sometime in the future.  Until then, the faculty of the Department of Economics wishes all the best in your upcoming endeavors. The 2020 Economics Commencement program can be found here.

 New Program!

The Economics Department is proud to offer a new MA in economics, beginning this summer.

Online Summer Classes

All undergraduate classes will be conducted online this summer. See our summer courses (pdf) for a list of classes.

 

 

Did you know?

Based on a Career Center survey of University of Rochester graduates from 2016-2019, two-thirds of Economics Department graduates are working and one-third are pursuing higher education. Of those working, Economics majors are earning $68,573 and Financial Economics majors are earning $68,191. This compares to the average salary of all other Rochester graduates (both College and Engineering) from this time period, of $57,885.

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.


Artistic portrait of Paul Romer

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Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

Paul Romer, a former assistant professor of economics at the University of Rochester and currently a professor at New York University, has been named a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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