Professor Kaushik Basu giving a seminar
A unique combination of academic rigor and concern for real world problems

About Us

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.

The Economics Department is committed to fostering an inclusive culture and positive climate for all at Cornell University and in the Economics profession more broadly. Learn more about our diversity and inclusion initiatives here.

Uris Hall in spring

Where to find us:

Main Office Location:
Uris Hall, Fouth Floor, Room 404
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Labor Economics Office
Ives Hall Faculty Building, Second Floor, Room 273
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Mailing Address
Department of Economics
Cornell University
109 Tower Road
404 Uris Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853-2501

Phone: (607) 255-4254
Fax: (607) 255-2818

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Upcoming Events

Sep 05
Thursday 04:30 PM
Students in a circle on Ho Plaza

Collaboration Across the University

Our program is the first university-wide economics department created by a merger with the ILR School’s Labor Economics Department.

This partnership offers a wide range of economic perspectives, bringing the theoretical approach of the College of Arts and Sciences together with the empirical approach and policy focus of the ILR School.

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