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.
Economics Ph.D. Job Market Candidates
The department is proud to support and promote the work of our Ph.D. students who are seeking employment following the completion of their doctoral program. At Cornell University, economists are trained in many departments, schools and colleges, and as a part of multiple graduate fields.
Department of Economics News
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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.
World class training and research programs
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.
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
Parents, Neighbors and Youth Crime
Review of Economics of the Household, forthcoming.
Conventions, Morals and Strategy: Greta's Dilemma and the Incarceration Game
"Conventions, Morals and Strategy: Greta's Dilemma and the Incarceration Game," Synthese, forthcoming.
Choosing Your Pond: Location Choices and Relative Income
"Choosing Your Pond: Location Choices and Relative Income," The Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.
The Effect of Temperature Shocks on Household Consumption
"The Effect of Temperature Shocks on Household Consumption," Nature Human Behavior, forthcoming.
The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution is Transforming Currencies and Finance
The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution is Transforming Currencies and Finance. Harvard University Press, forthcoming.
The Bangladesh Economy: Navigating the Turning Point
"The Bangladesh Economy: Navigating the Turning Point," Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, forthcoming.