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In the News

April 12, 2019

Jonathan Gruber of MIT

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
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hawkins-Carlson Room at the University’s Rush Rhees Library 

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.

September 15, 2018

Economists celebrate Mark Bils

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

Mark Bils named fellow of the Econometric Society

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

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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