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Understanding real world problems

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

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