Congratulations Department of Economics Class of 2020
The Department of Economics would like to congratulate our Class of 2020 graduates! Click here for a message from members of the UC Berkeley Economics faculty.
Visit our Congratulations Class of 2020 site for a virtual celebration of our graduates!
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

  • 5 John Bates Clark Medals

  • 2 MacArthur Foundation Fellows

  • 25 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships (an average of one per year since 1995)

  • 1 Fisher-Black Prize

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