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Our Programs

Undergraduate Program

Economics is much broader than the study of recessions and inflation or stocks and bonds. Economists study decision making and incentives such as the impact of taxes on labor markets and savings behavior. Public policy debates often center on questions of economics, from the causes gender and racial wage gaps to the impact of immigration and trade on the well-being of a country’s citizens.

Elevated view of Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven
PhD Program

Yale’s Economics Department offers a challenging and rigorous PhD program, a distinguished and accessible faculty, and a friendly, supportive environment for study. Our teaching faculty (not counting visitors or graduate student teaching assistants) numbers 66 making it one of the largest economics departments in the United States. With about 130 Ph.D. students in residence our teacher/student ratio is very high.

Students studying in Yale Unviersity library
The IDE Masters program

Housed within the Economic Growth Center and the Department of Economics, IDE is a one-year Masters program intended to help students build the necessary toolkit for careers as economic analysts or to prepare for further academic work in pursuit a Ph.D in Economics.

IDE '18 after the annual IDE class with Prof Robert Shiller