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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 Gabriel Zucman, Benjamin Schoefer, and Kei Kawai to our dynamic and diverse faculty.
Last year, we added Professors Cecile Gaubert, Danny Yagan, Conrad Miller, and David Sraer
Professor Ulrike Malmendier has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Ben Hermalin, the Thomas and Alison Schneider Distinguished Professor of Finance and Professor in the Department of Economics, has received the College of Letters and Science Division of Social Sciences Distinguished Service Award.
Professor Pranab Bardhan will interview Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen in the Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2016 on March 13, 4-6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana St, Berkeley.
Professor Edward Miguel's Center for Effective Global Action inspires on-the-ground interventions to change the daily lives of millions.
Professor Hilary Hoynes has been elected to the AEA Executive Committee for 2016.
Douglass North, a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Economics and an alumnus of the Department, dies at 95.
Professor David Romer receives the 2014-2015 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Division of Social Sciences.
Professor Ulrike Malmendier receives the 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award.
Hall of Mirrors, by Professor Barry Eichengreen. Watch Financial Times Interview.
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 Candidate Carola Binder on: The Brazilian election and Central Bank independence