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
April 12, 2019
Jonathan Gruber of MIT Gruber will speak and have a book signing for his new book "Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream". He will then participate in a panel discussion about Rochester’s economic potential.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Hawkins-Carlson Room at the University’s Rush Rhees Library
April 12, 2019
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
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
Wegman's Hall, room 1400
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.Continue Reading
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