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Undergraduate Program

Studying how initial resources, incentives, and constraints influence decision-making and the outcomes that these decisions produce

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Welcome to the Yale Economics Program

Thanks for your interest in the economics major at Yale! Many people think economics is the study of phenomena such as recessions and inflation, and perhaps of financial markets as well. While these themes are important, there is so much more to the economics discipline.

For example, are you interested in understanding…

  • What interventions help poor people to attain more prosperous outcomes?
  • How national health reform is affecting the nation’s health and wealth?
  • How international trade affects the environment?
  • How the economic system interacts with political institutions?
  • Why there are gender and racial wage gaps?

Then come explore economics at Yale. Learn more in our Letter from the DUS.

DUS & Registrar

Howard H. Leach Professor of Economics, Professor of Management, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Email

giovanni.maggi@yale.edu

Office Address

115 Prospect St., Room 334

Office Hours

Tue 1:15-2:45 (in person)

Email

shannon.preston@yale.edu

Phone

(203) 432-3575

Office Address

451 College St.

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors meet with prospective and current majors to provide advice and information regarding Economics.

Mentors
Senior Essays

Congratulations to the 2022 Senior Essay Prize Nominees and Winners!

Senior Essays
Why I majored in Econ

Many people think economics is the study of phenomena such as recessions and inflation, and perhaps of financial markets as well.

Econ presentation

Why Choose Yale Economics?

6 Biggest Lies About Majoring in Economics

by Craig Palsson, Ph.D. 2017