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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 Professor Supreet Kaur to our dynamic and diverse faculty.
Last year, we added Professors Gabriel Zucman, Benjamin Schoefer, and Kei Kawai.
The department of Economics Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Award and prize winners for 2018 have been announced.
Pat Kline has received the Sherwin Rosen Prize for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Labor Economics, awarded biennially by the Society of Labor Economists.
Nine Berkeley faculty have been elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences including Professor Hillary Hoynes.
The Economics department will be participating in Cal Day 2018 on Saturday, April 21!
Please donate to the department of Economics on Big Give Day, March 8th, 2018! Use this link to Donate to Econ!
Economics Professors Supreet Kaur and Danny Yagan have been awarded 2018 Sloan Fellowships, which “honor early-career scholars whose achievements mark them as among the very best scientific minds working today."
The newly created Opportunity Lab will focus on policy for poverty and inequality.
Professors Benjamin Faber and Danny Yagan have received 2016 Hellman Fellows awards.
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)
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