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Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Yale Department of Economics!

Grad students

All of us in the Department hope that you will accept our offer, and encourage you to learn more about the the program and Yale below.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about Yale, New Haven, or the anything about the Department of Economics, please do not hesitate to email me (and/or we can set up a phone conversation). I am personally looking forward to hearing from you.


Tony Smith
Chair, Department of Economics

Tony Smith

Plan Your Visit

Please join our us for prospective students day on March 28-29! The days will consist of panels, meals, and meetings with students and faculty across fields at Yale. The tentative schedule is below:

March 28

6:00-9:00pm Dinner with graduate students

March 29

8:00-9:00am Continental Breakfast and First Year Sequence
9:00-10:00am Campus Tour or Office Hours (if scheduled)
10:00–11:20am Field presentations
11:20-11:30am Break
11:30am–1:00pm Lunch and Panel on Resources for Research & Collaboration
1:00-1:30pm Break
1:30–4:00pm Office hours with faculty
4:00–5:00pm Coffee and Panel Discussion with Grad Students
5:30–6:30pm Faculty/Grad Student Happy Hour
6:30–8:30pm Dinner with faculty

About the Program

students in classEconomics at Yale is a challenging and rigorous center for research and teaching in economics, led by a distinguished and accessible faculty in a friendly, supportive environment. 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.

The Department of Economics is also home to three centers that conduct, fund, and promote cutting edge research across multiple fields domestically and internationally. Working across disciplines and policy issue areas, and through meaningful policy partnerships, the centers also work to advance a research- and data-driven policy debate.

Learn more about each center here:

Meet Our Faculty

Meet Your Classmates

About New Haven

"Connecticut’s third-largest city is a historic, mostly walkable and bikeable seaside town with distinctive neighborhoods, an encyclopedic collection of great American architecture, a thriving cultural life and one of the best food scenes in the country for a city of its size (134,000)." Read more about New Haven in the New York Times' 52 Places to Go

Yale graduate students have many options for affordable, comfortable, and convenient places to live in greater New Haven while at Yale. You can live on-campus, in Yale-owned off-campus apartments, or in off-campus apartment buildings and homes in several neighborhoods. While most graduate students live on or near campus in New Haven, some live in surrounding towns and commute to campus. Read more about housing & life in New Haven

Additional Resources


If you have additional questions regarding your offer of admission or visiting Yale, please reach out to any of us below: