NYU Economics, housed within the division of Arts & Sciences, is one of the world’s leading economic research departments. With a faculty operating on the frontier of knowledge about markets, data, psychology and their all-important interaction, it is consistently ranked as one of the top departments for academic study in economics. Members of the faculty have been honored by the National Academy of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, the Sloan Foundation, and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Our deliberate focus on research excellence is designed to foster a distinctive symbiosis with teaching that spills over into all levels of instruction, including undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs. By bringing their contributions to state-of-the-art research tools and paradigms into the classroom, faculty members interweave a research-minded perspective into their teaching of both applied and theoretical topics. This promotes high standards of achievement and preparedness not only for the rigorous analytical tasks required by today’s fast-changing job market, but also for the creative aspects of problem solving and ideas generation that are a common genesis of research excellence and the next wave of innovative thinkers.
The Arts & Science economics department boasts tremendous resources available to students at all levels, with its in-house Center for Experimental Social Science, and interdisciplinary connections to the department of mathematics at NYU Courant, the law and economics program in the NYU School of Law, and the departments of politics, computer science, neuroscience and genomics, all in Arts & Science. The economics department also houses the C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, which has as its major objective the advancement and development of rigorous applied work in the economic sciences, accomplished through a commitment to providing research support and creating forums for intellectual exchange. A sampling of the research topics in which our faculty members are involved can be found at the Center’s website.
Students at all levels have the opportunity to interact with leaders in various sub-fields of economics, and participate in research. The NYU Arts & Science doctoral program in economics routinely produces among the very best candidates for top academic jobs, and we are proud of the strong morale and research culture the doctoral students have forged here.