The Department of Economics at Johns Hopkins offers a focused approach that sets it apart from other economics programs around the world. Drawing upon Hopkins’ history as America’s first research university, the department’s primary focus is graduate education and a strategy of depth rather than breadth in core research fields. Faculty and graduate students engage in the exploration of five economic disciplines: applied microeconomics, economic theory, macroeconomics, econometrics, and finance.

An individualized, concentrated approach enables students to immerse themselves in collegial and interactive relationships with faculty. In fact, every member of the faculty is heavily involved in training graduate students and thesis supervision. Economics students at Johns Hopkins receive the kind of unique, intensive, and mutually respectful education that routinely places the department among the highest ranked economics programs in the United States.