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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 Gabriel Zucman, Benjamin Schoefer, and Kei Kawai to our dynamic and diverse faculty.
Last year, we added Professors Cecile Gaubert, Danny Yagan, Conrad Miller, and David Sraer
Douglass North, a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Economics and an alumnus of the Department, dies at 95.
We are proud to introduce our 2015 - 2016 PhD Job Market Candidates.
Professor Gabriel Zucman is giving a public lecture entitled Tax Havens: How the 1% steal 1 trillion dollars at 12 noon on November 3 in 223 Moses Hall.
Professor Alan Auerbach is highlighted as one of four Berkeley faculty who have influenced recent Supreme Court decisions.
Professor Alan Auerbach is interviewed for KQED Forum by Michael Krasny.
Professor Maurice Obstfeld appointed as the Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department
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