Department of Economics alumni are leaders in their fields. Students are frequently appointed to esteemed academic institutions, think tanks, government research positions, and investment banks around the world.
With its world-class faculty and individualized attention, the PhD program in the Department of Economics is among the best in the nation. Students are prepared to be leaders in academia, government, international organizations, and industry.
At Johns Hopkins, the undergraduate study of economics offers students dynamic classroom interactions that explore important economic problems and provide the tools needed to address them—in theory and in practice.
Department research covers applied microeconomics, econometrics, economic theory, finance, and macroeconomics. In addition to three weekly seminars, the department hosts conferences and special lectures within these five disciplines.
It was another busy year for the Economics Department, with faculty and graduate student research activities, research conferences, seminars, and graduate student awards. Read the 2018-19 Newsletter here.
Incoming Assistant Professor Yujung Hwang’s Dissertation on “General Equilibrium Theory and Empirical Analysis of Immigrants’ Neighborhood Sorting and Social Integration” has been selected as a winner of the 2019 Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) Dissertation Prize. HCEO Announcement
Congratulations to Emma Kalish, Shiqi Wang and Xinyu Zhao, the winners of the 2018-2019 Professor Joel Dean Undergraduate Teaching Awards! These awards are given annually to those graduate students who have shown excellence as a teaching assistant or instructor in the undergraduate economics program. The award was initiated by Joel and Monia Dean and generously […]
Robert Moffitt, Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics, was elected as a member of The National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 100 new members and 25 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Robert Moffitt has been a national associate of the National Academy […]