Welcome to the Department of Economics at the W. P. Carey School of Business! We are devoted to excellence in teaching and research in multiple fields of Economics. Our faculty members publish their work in prestigious general-interest journals in Economics and in the top journals of their disciplines. They are editors of major academic journals, contribute to prestigious associations and editorial boards, and regularly present their research papers at major institutions and conferences around the world.
One of our faculty, Edward C. Prescott, was awarded the 2004 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Many researchers from around the world visit the department to present their work at regular seminars and conferences. All this translates into high quality instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
New economics faculty
The Department of Economics welcomes new faculty members Fall 2021
Economics research centers
Center for the Advanced Study in Economic Efficiency
The mission of the Center for the Advanced Study in Economic Efficiency is to advance economics to better address issues and achieve greater economic efficiency.
Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy
Explicitly recognizing that all economic behavior takes place within an environmental system, the mission of the Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy is to develop principles for environmental and resource economics that can help to guide sustainability policy.