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Economics

The Cornell University Department of Economics offers a unique combination of theoretical and analytical rigor, and concern for real world problems. An unusually broad range of courses gives students an understanding of the way economies operate and an insight into public issues. Currently, the department has more than 50 faculty members, 500 majors, 100 Ph.D. students, and serves over 5,000 students on campus each year.

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A commitment to diversity and inclusion

The Economics Department is committed to building an inclusive culture and positive climate for all at Cornell University, as well as the economics profession more broadly.

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World class training and research programs

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Undergraduate Program

Exceptional undergraduate education

Why study at Cornell? The Economics Department is shared by both the College of Arts & Sciences and by the ILR School, and we offer a variety of services to the Cornell undergraduate community.

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Graduate Program

World class economic training and development

Our Ph.D. program field faculty consists of 91 economists drawn from the Economics Department and other departments and colleges across the university, offering students many opportunities. Students can focus their doctoral research on a wide range of economics-related topics

Recent Faculty Publications

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Organizing for Collective Action: Olson Revisited

Battaglini, Marco and Palfrey, Thomas.

Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming.

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Parents, Neighbors and Youth Crime

Diaz, Carlos and Eleonora Patacchini.

 Review of Economics of the Household, forthcoming.

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Conventions, Morals and Strategy: Greta's Dilemma and the Incarceration Game

Basu, Kaushik.

"Conventions, Morals and Strategy: Greta's Dilemma and the Incarceration Game," Synthese, forthcoming.

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Choosing Your Pond: Location Choices and Relative Income

Bottan, Nicolas L. and Ricardo Perez-Truglia.

"Choosing Your Pond: Location Choices and Relative Income," The Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.

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The Effect of Temperature Shocks on Household Consumption

Lai, Wangyang, Shanjun Li, Yanyan Liu, and Panle Jia Barwick.

"The Effect of Temperature Shocks on Household Consumption," Nature Human Behavior, forthcoming.

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The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution is Transforming Currencies and Finance

Prasad, Eswar.

The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution is Transforming Currencies and Finance. Harvard University Press, forthcoming.

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The Bangladesh Economy: Navigating the Turning Point

Basu, Kaushik.

"The Bangladesh Economy: Navigating the Turning Point," Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, forthcoming.

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