Department of Economics

After Brown

Brown economics alumni follow many paths after graduation. Some continue on to graduate studies, and some to employment in the public or private sector.

Read about the experiences of some Brown Economics alumni.

Getting a PhD in Economics

A PhD in Economics can prepare one for a career in academia, the government, think tanks, finance or industry. Admissions to PhD programs (especially the top programs) are very competitive and we advise you to be well-prepared.

Notes on Applying for a PhD in Economics

Post-bachelor's research opportunities

Former Brown undergraduates in PhD programs

The following are former Brown undergraduates who have gone on to PhD programs in recent years. They have agreed to serve as a resource for you if you have questions about the application process or about PhD programs more generally. Please use their time respectfully and try to familiarize yourself with written materials before reaching out to them.