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Department of Economics

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.

On the forefront in research

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

Excellence in Teaching
  • Professor David Card:  2017 Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award. 
  • Professor Martha Olney:  2016 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Division of Social Sciences.  
  • Professor Edward Miguel:  2015 Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award. 
  • Professor Ulrike Malmendier:  2015 Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • Professor David Romer:  2014 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Division of Social Sciences.
Our roster just got bigger

This year we are pleased to add Professors Emil Nakamura and Jon Steinsson to our dynamic and diverse faculty. 

Recent faculty hires include Dmitry Taubinsky and Supreet Kaur. 

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Research and Teaching