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.
Chair, Department of Economics
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:
Dinner with graduate students
Continental Breakfast and First Year Sequence
Campus Tour or Office Hours (if scheduled)
Lunch and Panel on Resources for Research & Collaboration
Office hours with faculty
Coffee and Panel Discussion with Grad Students
Faculty/Grad Student Happy Hour
Dinner with faculty
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.
"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.
We encourage you to explore these additional Yale resources: