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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 Maurice Obstfeld appointed as the Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department
Adjunct Professor Martha Olney receives the 2015 Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs.
Department of Economics Annual Undergraduate and Graduate Award & Prize Winners for 2015.
Spring 2015 Economics Commencement Ceremony on May 17th.
Econ Major Radhika Kannan receives 2015 University Medal.
Professor Enrico Moretti received the AEJ: Applied Economics Best Paper Award (Real Wage Inequality).
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