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September 17, 2019

Ron Jones Lecture

The 2019 Ronald Jones Lecture will be given by Jonathan Eaton (Penn State University). The title of his talk is "Trade in the Knowledge Economy".

Thursday, September 19, 2019
4:15-5:30 p.m.
Meliora 221 

September 17, 2019

International Trade and Macroeconomics Workshop

The Fall 2019 Rochester Conference in International Trade and Macroeconomics will be taking place September 19-20, 2019. The location for this event will be Harkness 208. The program can be found here.

 

 

September 17, 2019

The 20th A. Stockman Alumni Conference

The 20th A. Stockman Alumni Conference will be taking place October 25-27, 2019. The location for this event will be Harkness 208. The program can be found here.

April 12, 2019

53rd Annual Gilbert Lecture

Nobel Prize winner Professor Paul Romer, a former assistant professor of economics at the University of Rochester and currently a professor at New York University, will be giving the 53rd annual Gilbert Lecture. The title of his talk will be "What's Preference Got To Do With It". 



April 12, 2019

McKenzie Lecture

The 2019 McKenzie Lecture will be given by Philip Reny of The University of Chicago . The title of his talk will be "How to Count Citations if You Must". 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Wegman's Hall, room 1400

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.

Spotlight

New Undergraduate Course Offerings

There are two new undergraduate courses being offered starting in the Fall 2019 semester.

ECO 226 - History of Economic Thought

ECO 275 - Development Economics

Undergraduate Careers

Interested in learning where a degree in economics can take you? Visit our undergraduates career page to learn more!

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

Following in his brother’s footsteps—and making his own mark

Bobby Gerami has taken advantage of many opportunities at Rochester, getting involved with the After Hours a cappella group; club basketball; and the Students’ Association, where he served as treasurer. Gerami will graduate with degrees in computer science and economics and head to Seattle for a job as a software engineering analyst.

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