Overview

The Economics Department, located in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences, is ranked among the top ten in the U.S. Its faculty, productive and research-oriented, is committed to the advancement of economic science.

The Ph.D. program in economics at Penn is designed to train the next generation of outstanding research economists. Successful graduates hold academic positions in leading universities or research positions in both public and private sectors. E-mail inquiries should be sent to economics-grad@upenn.edu.

The undergraduate program of the Economics Department is one of the largest undergraduate programs in the School of Arts and Sciences. The program's primary goal is to improve the analytical capacity and literacy in economics of undergraduates. E-mail inquiries should be sent to costello@econ.upenn.edu.

The Department houses the Penn Institute for Economic Research (PIER) which supports workshops and disseminates research findings to the academic community through a Working Paper Series.

The Department is also the editorial home of the International Economic Review, one of the leading general audience journals in economics.