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Founded in 1903, our department is well-known for the excellence of its teaching and advising, with a strong reputation for producing outstanding Ph.D. graduates, as well as rigorous and innovative economic research. We are consistently ranked among the world’s leading departments.
The impact Berkeley faculty have had on various fields of economics has been enormous. Our department is currently at the forefront of many exciting new developments in economics:
5 Nobel Prizes have been won by Berkeley Economics faculty
5 John Bates Clark Medals
2 MacArthur Foundation Fellows
24 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships (an average of one per year since 1995)
1 Fisher-Black Prize
This year we are pleased to add Professors Cecile Gaubert, Danny Yagan, Conrad Miller, and David Sraer to our dynamic and diverse faculty.
Professor Ben Handel was selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Economics.
David Card and Richard Blundell received the 2015 BBVA Foundation
Frontiers of Knowledge Award.
Hall of Mirrors, by Professor Barry Eichengreen. Watch Financial Times Interview.
Professor Hilary Hoynes has received the 2014 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from CSWEP. See Announcement.
Professor Yuriy Gorodnichenko's new blog post: Economic prospects of Ukraine.
Thomas Piketty, with Professor Stefano Dellavigna, speaks at Department of Economics Seminar. (Article 1, Article 2)
Professor Edward Miguel's recent TEDx talk titled Climate, conflict, and African development.
PhD Student Carola Binder on: The Brazilian election and Central Bank independence