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 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

Our roster just got bigger

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

News and Announcements

Research and Teaching