Department of Economics

Economics at Brown

Prepares students for graduate study in business and law as well as graduate work in economics or public policy, leading to careers in teaching and research in economics; and it serves as a direct stepping stone towards employment in business, non-profits, finance, and government organizations.

Announcements

Professor Glenn Loury was interviewed for an episode of Uncommon Knowledge hosted by Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution. Check out Glenn's interview, "Glenn Loury’s Journey From Chicago’s South Side to The Ivy League And Beyond".
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The Bravo Center is currently accepting funding requests for research projects. Interested parties should submit an application at least one week before the following decision date: December 10, 2021. Please follow the guidelines for research grants at the Bravo Center. Applicants may...
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Guido Imbens, a Stanford University economist who earned his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1991, is one of three recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Monday, Oct. 11, in a live-streamed presentation.
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Economics is the study of how individuals, businesses and governments choose to allocate resources to best satisfy their objectives. The study of economics serves a number of purposes: it helps students understand the functioning of markets, of firms and of financial organizations; it helps students understand public debate about economic policy, including taxation and government expenditure, trade and globalization, the development and growth of the economy, health and welfare; it prepares students for graduate study in business and law as well as graduate work in economics or public policy, leading to careers in teaching and research in economics; and it serves as a direct stepping stone towards employment in business, non-profits, finance, and government organizations.

Academics

The Ph.D. program in Economics at Brown trains students in economic theory and the tools of economic analysis. Through coursework, participation in seminars, and supervised research students are taught to conduct theoretical and empirical research at the highest level.
Economics is one of the most popular concentrations at Brown. Economics is much broader in scope than many people realize. You can take classes about race, mass media, global warming, internet marketplaces, game theory, finance, big data, …the list goes on.

Faculty

The Brown Department of Economics faculty members engage in research ranging from pure theory to applied subjects. Distinguished in their specialties, they are often sought out for their expertise.  Economics remains one of the most popular undergraduate majors at the university, and the department’s doctoral program attracts scholars from around the world.

Research