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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The 2018 Romesh K. Diwan Memorial Lecture in Economics

John Cawley;Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Mangement, and the Department of Economics, at Cornell University.  Co-Director of Cornell's Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities.  Dr. Cawley will present “The Impact of Information Disclosure on Consumer Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment of Calorie Labels on Restaurant Menus”

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John Cawley;Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Mangement, and the Department of Economics, at Cornell University.  Co-Director of Cornell's Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities.  Dr. Cawley will present “The Impact of Information Disclosure on Consumer Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment of Calorie Labels on Restaurant Menus”


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Faculty Positions

The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is seeking candidates for several Faculty positions.  Candidates must possess an appropriate terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DMA, MFA, or foreign equivalent) by the start of the appointment.  The positions will remain open until filled.  

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The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is seeking candidates for several Faculty positions.  Candidates must possess an appropriate terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DMA, MFA, or foreign equivalent) by the start of the appointment.  The positions will remain open until filled.  


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