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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 Enrico Moretti received the AEJ: Applied Economics Best Paper Award (Real Wage Inequality).
Professors Alan Auerbach and Yuriy Gorodnichenko received the AEJ: Economic Policy Best Paper Award (Measuring the Output Responses to Fiscal Policy).
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
Professor Yuriy Gorodnichenko's new blog post: Economic prospects of Ukraine.
Watch 'The skinny on soda taxes', with Professor Alan Auerbach