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Inaugural Engerman Lecture
The first in a series of lectures to honor Stanley Engerman, professor emeritus in the Department of Economics. Professor Engerman was a passionate teacher of undergraduates at the University of Rochester for over a half-century. The lecture series carries on his mission by giving undergraduates a unique opportunity to learn from top economists around the country and world.Learn More
July 11, 2023
The Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy is now soliciting papers for a conference on “Labor Market Dynamics: Drivers and Consequences.”
May 26, 2023
In a Rochester career spanning more than 50 years, the economist developed an international reputation for his work on the economic impact of institutions, most notably through his study of slavery.
February 28, 2023
We are delighted to announce that Linda Tesar ’91 (PhD), a professor of economics at the University of Michigan, has been awarded the University of Rochester's Susan B. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award. Linda has made important contributions to international macroeconomics and public policy.
February 10, 2023
Brian Daboll ’97 was selected the National Football League’s Coach of the Year by the Associated Press after leading the New York Giants to the playoffs in his first season.
October 14, 2022
The professor emeritus helped establish the University’s PhD program in economics.
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.
Do the benefits of school choice miss the grade?
Economist John Singleton studies the intersection of public economics and the economics of education—specifically, the topic of school choice. With a new school year already underway or on the horizon for many, he shares insights everyone should know about such policies, whether or not you’re currently the parent or guardian of school-age children.Continue Reading