Welcome to the Department of Economics
Welcome to the Department of Economics at the University of Rochester, one of the world's leading institutions for studying modern economics. Since the inception of its PhD program in the late 1950's, Rochester has provided rigorous analytic training to students from around the world. Rochester tradition as a leader in economic research and education continues today with a faculty committed to creating and providing the highest quality research and training in both its graduate and undergraduate programs.
Department News and Highlights
- The fall 2015 meetings of the Midwest Macroeconomics Conference will convene November 6 - 8, 2015 on the campus of University of Rochester.
- Narayana Kocherlakota named first Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics. Press release.
- Ronni Pavan and Yu Awaya will join our faculty this upcoming fall.
- May 7, 2015: McKenzie Lecture, "Macroprudential Financial Regulation: Theories New & Old," by Prof. Iván Werning of MIT Department of Economics. Details, and previous lectures.
- January 13, 2015: Congratulations to Prof. Michaels for receiving the best paper prize from American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics for his recent article: "Marginal Jobs, Heterogeneous Firms, and Unemployment Flows" (joint with Michael W. L. Elsby).
- April 28, 2014: Congratulations to our graduate school alumnus Lung-Fei Lee for receiving the Distinguished Scholar Award from OSU.
- December 27, 2013: Walter Oi, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics, Dead at 84
- October 11, 2013: Prof. Mark Bils has been appointed to the Hazel Fyfe Professorship in Economics.
- July 10, 2013: Alumnus Harold Cole delivers 2013 SED plenary talk. Pictures and details.
- July 11, 2012: Congratulations to Vittorio Grilli (Economics PhD, University of Rochester, 1984) for his appointment as Italian Finance Minister! Learn more about our distinguished alumni.
- October 13, 2010: In Memory of Professor Lionel McKenzie.
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