The Economics Department is a center for sophisticated teaching and research in applied microeconomics, management, and public policy. Our faculty combine insights from modern economic theory with a close study of institutional detail, using novel sources of data such as administrative records and experiments conducted in collaboration with firms or governments. Our research is published in top academic journals and frequently mentioned on National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other major media outlets.
Our courses foster substantive student/faculty interaction with a maximum class size of 50. Each semester, top scholars from around the country present their work in our Seminar Series. This provides a glimpse of the frontiers of economic research to invigorate our core studies—ranked #6 (undergraduate microeconomics) and #10 (undergraduate macroeconomics) in the nation by BusinessWeek.
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