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Ronald Jones remembered for landmark work in international economics
We are saddened to announce the passing of Ronald W. Jones, Professor of Economics Emeritus. Ron was a true giant in the field of international economics and in the creation and growth of our department. He was a beloved member of the faculty for 60 years advising countless PhD students. He will be missed greatly. We expect to host a memorial along with the 2022 Jones Lecture by Gene Grossman on December 5. More details will follow soon.Continue Reading
October 13, 2022
Gene Grossman, Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics in the Department of Economics and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University will present Supply Chain Resilience: Should Policy Promote Diversification or Reshoring?
Monday, December 5, 2022 at 4 p.m.
Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room 105
May 26, 2022
The Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy is now soliciting papers for the 2023 conference on “International Policy Coordination and Competition.” See the call for papers page for more information.
May 2, 2022
Congratulations to Professor William Thomson on winning the 2022 University of Rochester Lifetime Achievement in Graduate Education award! This award is based on competitive nominations and has been granted for almost 20 years.
April 25, 2022
Elaine L. Hill was recently appointed as a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)'s programs of Health Economics and Children. Her research focuses on health economics and environmental economics. See Dr. Hill’s NBER page for more information.
February 17, 2022
Mark Bils, Hazel Fyfe Professor of Economics, will join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Political Economy in 2022.
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.
Expect another year of supply chain issues
Rochester economist George Alessandria explains what is causing the shortages—and why government intervention would be counterproductive.Continue Reading