Research

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The Department of Economics is at the forefront of research on empirical industrial organization, contract theory and game theory, international and macroeconomics, and financial and time-series econometrics. Our faculty members have received public and private research support from numerous organizations, including the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and others.

A distinctive and important feature of our graduate program is the willingness of faculty to involve graduate students in their research, providing an environment that nurtures scholarship and leads to collaborative research efforts culminating in joint papers written with faculty. Consequently, our students often graduate with completed research papers that are well advanced in the publication process.

For examples of our work, see: