Four special guests, including Arts & Sciences alumni, will be honored at the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference in Baltimore in February.Read more
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.
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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Department of Economics
109 Tower Road
404 Uris Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853-2501
Phone: (607) 255-4254
Fax: (607) 255-2818
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.
Neil Cholli studies labor and public economics with a goal of helping to shape social policy in the U.S.Read more
N.R. Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys Limited, will offer the keynote address during an India Conference at Cornell Oct. 13-15.Read more
Economist Jens Ludwig will explore how “big data” and AI tools help us understand and improve human decision-making.Read more
Steve Salm ’93 is a founding partner at the firm that owns the catalogs of Genesis, KISS, Imagine Dragons, and much more.Read more
From Hans Bethe to Toni Morrison, we offer a sampling of alums and profs who’ve earned one of the world’s highest accolades.Read more