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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 program and Yale below.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about Yale, New Haven, or anything about the Department of Economics, please do not hesitate to email me at (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 us for Prospective Students Days on April 2-3! 

The days will consist of panels, meals, and meetings with students and faculty across fields at Yale.

Tuesday, April 2
Time Title Location

4:15 - 5:15 PM

Faculty Panel on Navigating the Economics Ph.D.
Panelists: Lauren Bergquist, Mira Frick, Charles Hodgson, Chris Neilson

87 Trumbull Street
5:15 - 5:45 PM Refreshments 87 Trumbull Street
B120 Atrium
6:00 - 9:00 PM Dinner with Current Graduate Students
21 & over event - bring ID w/date of birth
254 Crown Street
Wednesday, April 3
Time Title Location
8:00 - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast 87 Trumbull Street
B120 Atrium
8:30 - 9:00 AM Welcome Session
Tony Smith (Department Chair)
Yuichi Kitamura (Director of Graduate Studies)
Rohini Pande (PhD Recruiting Committee Chair)
87 Trumbull Street
9:00 - 10:30 AM Campus Tour Corner of Trumbull St & Hillhouse Ave
10:30 - 12:10 PM

Field Presentations

10:30 - 10:50 AM Development/Political Economy/Economic

Faculty presenters: José Espín-Sánchez, Nick Ryan
87 Trumbull Street
Faculty presenters: Xiaohong Chen, Ed Vytlacil
28 Hillhouse Ave
10:50 - 11:10 AM Macroeconomics
Faculty presenter: Giuseppe Moscarini
28 Hillhouse Ave
  Industrial Organization
Faculty presenter: Katja Seim
Student presenter: Kyungho Lee
87 Trumbull Street
11:10 - 11:30 AM Refreshment Break 87 Trumbull Street
B120 Atrium
11:30 - 11:50 AM Microeconomic Theory
Faculty presenters: Marina Halac, Philipp Strack
87 Trumbull Street
  International Trade/Spatial Economics
Faculty presenter: Amit Khandelwal
28 Hillhouse Ave
11:50 - 12:10 PM Labor Economics/Public Finance
Faculty presenter: Cormac O’Dea
87 Trumbull Street
Faculty presenters: Eduardo Dávila, John Geanakoplos
28 Hillhouse Ave
12:15 - 1:30 PM Lunch and Panel on Placement and Resources for
Research & Collaboration

Panelists: Fabrizio Zilibotti & John Eric Humphries (Placement
Dirk Bergemann (Center for Algorithms, Data and Market Design)
Samuel Kortum (Cowles Foundation)
Steven Berry (Tobin Center)
Rohini Pande (Economic Growth Center)
87 Trumbull Street
1:30 - 4:00 PM Scheduled Office Hours Faculty Offices
  Reimbursement Paperwork
Bronwen MacArthur (Graduate Registrar) will be available to assist in reimbursement paperwork
87 Trumbull Street
4:00 - 5:30 PM Coffee and Panel Discussion with Graduate Students
Panelists: Ryungha Oh, Tan Gan, Sid Kankanala, Dana Scott
87 Trumbull Street
5:30 - 6:30 PM Faculty/Graduate Student Happy Hour 87 Trumbull Street
B120 Atrium
6:30 - 8:30 PM Dinner with Faculty
Walk to Elm City Club. Dinner Seating at 7:00PM
The Elm City Club
155 Elm St


About the Program

Economics 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.

Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics
Conducting and encouraging research in economics.
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Tobin Center for Economic Policy
Advancing research and policy to strengthen families, communities, and the nation.
Earth from space
Economic Growth Center
Supporting the economic advancement of poor and marginalized people in developing countries.

Meet Your Classmates

Meet Our Faculty

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 life in New Haven

aerial view of New Haven
a walking path on the New Haven Green
The Shops at Yale in downtown 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: