About the Department

For more than half a century, the Economics Department at Rensselaer has made important contributions to learning and research at the Institute. As part of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the Department is an integral component of a well-rounded education at a highly-ranked technological university with a long and distinguished history. The Department's faculty have a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and the curriculum covers the principal subjects within economics as well as several specialized fields. Faculty in the Department have published extensively, including books and numerous articles appearing in many of the major economics journals. They are also active members and leaders of national and international economics organizations.

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Economics' Focus on Health Economics and Interdisciplinary Research Is Featured in Rensselaer Magazine

New perspective leads to cross-campus collaborations with Engineering, Science

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New perspective leads to cross-campus collaborations with Engineering, Science


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Osborne Jackson, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, to Give Economics Talk Wed. March 28

Senior Reseach Economist will present “The Supply Side of Discrimination: Evidence from the Labor Supply of Boston Taxi Drivers”

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Senior Reseach Economist will present “The Supply Side of Discrimination: Evidence from the Labor Supply of Boston Taxi Drivers”


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Romesh K. Diwan Memorial Economics Lecture - Wed., October 11, 2:00 pm

Speaker is Frank Lichtenberg, Courtney C. Brown Professor of Business, Columbia University Graduate School of Business

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Speaker is Frank Lichtenberg, Courtney C. Brown Professor of Business, Columbia University Graduate School of Business


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