New Admits

Congratulations on receiving an offer of admission to the Ph.D. program in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley! Admission to the Ph.D. program is highly competitive; you should be very proud of this achievement. Please see below for important information regarding your offer of admission. 

Plan your Visit 

Don't miss the prospective student Visit Day scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 2023. This is your opportunity to explore the campus, meet with faculty and current Ph.D. students, and attend classes. Planned activities for the day include a campus tour, class visits, faculty meetings, a social, and more. RSVP TBD. We will be in touch via email with further information regarding Visit Day. You can also review the Visitor Services website for helpful information on traveling to and staying overnight in Berkeley. We hope to see you in Berkeley soon! 

Faculty and Student Contact 

Please note that you will be contacted by faculty and current students over the course of the next couple of weeks to congratulate you on your acceptance to Berkeley and answer any questions you may have about the program and the surrounding area. 

General Information on Graduate Study at Berkeley 

Accept the Offer 

You should soon receive an official letter from the Dean of the Graduate Division confirming your offer of admission. Graduate Division's formal letter will include details on how to formally accept or decline your offer of admission. You can also find more information here. Please make your decision to accept or decline by the national deadline, April 15, 2023.

Further Questions? 

Please feel free to contact Janene C. Vernard, Asst. Director of Graduate Student Services, if you have additional questions regarding your offer of admission or visiting the campus. Janene can be reached at or 510-642-6172. You can find additional contacts for the Department of Economics below: 

Janene C. Vernard, Asst. Director of Graduate Student Services 
email: or phone at 510-642-6172
Professor Enrico Moretti, Graduate Committee Chair/Head Graduate Adviser
Professor Chris Walters, Graduate Admissions Chair