Cornell researchers developed a theoretical model that suggests an explanation for ratings produced by firms like Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch, or the World Bank.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
Google Map Directions to Uris Hall
Labor Economics Office
Ives Hall Faculty Building, Second Floor, Room 273
Google Map Directions to Ives Hall
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.
Hear about the Cornell experiences of some of the amazing students in our graduating class.Read More
The Graduate School awarded over 100 Research Travel Grants totaling $204,196 in 2021-22, the largest group of grants awarded since the pandemic began interrupting travel.Read More
Cosimo L. Fabrizio is an Economics & Government major.Read More
Perri Thaler is an Astronomy and Economics major.Read More
Anna Aki McDougall is an economics major.Read More
Francesca Molinari, H.T. Warshow and Robert Irving Warshow Professor in the Department of Economics, was recently awarded the Willard G. Manning Memorial Award along with her co-author Charles Manski, Board of Trustees Professor at Northwestern University, for their paper "Estimating the Covid-19 in...Read More