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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.
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."
Professor Emmanuel Saez, Professor Gabriel Zucman, and colleagues at the World Inequality Lab have released the 2018 World Inequality Report.
Professor Hilary Hoynes in NBER video outlines how U.S. welfare reform efforts have been based on the availability of work that doesn't always exist. See also cross-list with O-Lab.
A segment on the PBS News Hour discusses a recent paper on the sexualization of women in the field of economics with Economics department alumna Teresa Ghillarducci (PhD., 1984, BA, 1978).
NY Times Article: A pattern of gender bias in the Economics field was the topic of a panel discussion at the American Economic Association meeting in Philadelphia.
Economists, including Professor Christina Romer, are suggesting that the Federal Reserve look at new approaches for managing the economy.
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)