Welcome to the Department of Economics of the University at Albany

Economics is the study of how society uses its resources – natural, human and man-made. Jobs, wages, the stock market, unemployment, inflation, income inequality,.... These and other economic issues affect us all on a daily basis at the individual, national and global levels. By studying Economics at UAlbany you will be better able to understand these issues, to address economic problems and to contribute to their resolution.

Our Department has a strong faculty engaged in a wide range of applied and theoretical research. In the 2016 rankings of Research Papers in Economics (RePEC), the most comprehensive archive of economic research in the world, our department placed in the top 10% of all U.S. economics institutions, including both academic and non-academic.

We train students to critically and objectively analyze issues related to the economy, business, public policy and society. Our graduates obtain positions throughout the world in academia, business, the non-profit sector and government. We offer two undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. At the graduate level we offer Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. We also offer a combined B.S./M.A. program as well as a specialized Graduate Certificate in Economic Forecasting. Select from the tabs at left to learn more about our offerings.


Department News

The Department welcomes two new faculty members: Dr. Chun-Yu Ho and Dr. Ibrahim Gunay

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Michael Luca, Assistant Professor of Business at Harvard Business School, visits his Alma Mater

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Photo: Michael Luca, third from the right, with the Economics professors who taught him while at UAlbany.

Ph.D. Candidate Garima Siwach wins First Place Poster Award at APPAM Fall Conference

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Zana Beck, BS '16, wins Undergraduate Research Award

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Photo: Zana Beck with a poster summarizing her research at the Economics graduation ceremony 2016.

Meet our Graduates


Contact Us

Business Administration Building 109
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

PHONE: 518-437-4735
FAX: 518-442-4736
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