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Princeton Economics

Training the next generation

The Economics Department at Princeton is dedicated to inspiring and training the next generation of academics and government and industry leaders. In recent years, we have been fortunate to work with many Ph.D. students who went on to earn faculty positions at leading research universities. In 2021, the majority of our graduating seniors started exciting careers in consulting, finance, public policy, academia, and more. Like all members of the Princeton community, our students and faculty approach their work in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.

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"Efficiency in Collective Decision-Making via Quadratic Transfers"

Jon Eguia, Michigan State University


Political Economy Workshop

Princeton Community

"Sources and Transmission of Country Risk"

Tarek Hassan, Associate Professor, Boston University


Macro/International Macro Seminar

Princeton Community

"The Costs of Employment Segregation: Evidence from the Federal Government under Wilson"

Guo Xu, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley


Industrial Relations Seminar

Moving research forward

Our faculty are at the forefront of economics research, consistently developing new tools and methodologies to advance the science of economics and inform policy with evidence-based research. From our pioneering work on game theory to our innovations around quasi-experimental methods, all our research is rooted in efforts to set new technical standards around the rigor and reliability of economics.

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Our faculty are not only great researchers, but committed mentors and teachers. To complete their degrees, Princeton Economics students work alongside some of the best minds across a range of economic disciplines, including two Nobel laureates recognized for their work in development, macroeconomics, and econometrics.

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Published Papers

See recent research on development, econometrics, labor, international trade, macroeconomics, and more.

72 Papers Published

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September 2021

Economic Theory

Random Evolving Lotteries and Intrinsic Preference for Information

AER Papers and Proceedings

May 2021

Labor Economics

Nominal Wage Adjustments during the Pandemic Recession

John R. GrigsbyErik HurstAhu Yildirmaz Yulia Zhestkova

Quarterly Journal of Economics

June 2021


Taxation and Innovation in the 20th Century

Ufuk AkcigitJohn R. GrigsbyTom Nicholas Stefanie Stantcheva

Graduate Studies

Economics Ph.D. students have access to all that academic life at Princeton has to offer. Before applying, learn more about our faculty advisors and research opportunities.

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Undergraduate Studies

The Economics major is one of the most popular majors at Princeton, with most graduating seniors starting careers in consulting, finance, or public policy or earning spots at competitive graduate programs.

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