Major & Minor
Pursue a degree or take courses in economics or financial economics.
Nationally recognized program characterized by close contact between students and faculty.
Seminars & Events
Regularly scheduled seminars, lectures, and conferences to connect with economics scholars.
Conferences & Lectures
In the News
October 8, 2018
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.
September 26, 2018
Led by Professor Paulo Barelli, the University of Rochester Expresso Bike team advances to the quarter finals in the national Fall Challenge competition.
September 15, 2018
On September 15, 2018 the Department of Economics and the Bradley Policy Center co-hosted a workshop on the "Dynamics of the US Economy: Challenges Ahead" in the Feldman Ball Room, Frederick Douglas Commons. The conference brought together leading international scholars who have been students, colleagues, and coauthors of Mark Bils as he embarked on his 30th year at Rochester.
May 7, 2018
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.
January 10, 2018
Bils’s work has focused on how wages and prices respond to the business cycle, and is one of 20 fellows named to the prestigious international organization this year.
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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.
Rochesters economics PhD programin existence since the 1950swas 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.
'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.Read More
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.Read More
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