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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 2022, 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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Maria Micaela Sviatschi

“Rebel Governance and Development: The Long Term Effects of Guerrilla’s in El Salvador”


Summer Seminar Series

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Ilyana Kuziemko

"Compensate the Losers? Economic Policy and Political Realignment"


Summer Seminar Series


Book talk — Career & Family: Women's Century-Long Journey toward Equity

Claudia Goldin


Griswold Center Event

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

In The Past 12 Months

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American Economic Review

June 2021


Feedbacks: Financial Markets and Economic Activity

Markus BrunnermeierDarius PaliaKarthik A. SastryChristopher A. Sims

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics


Economic History

The Effects of Immigration on Local Labor Markets: Lessons from the 1920s Border Closure

Ran AbramitzyPhilipp AgerLeah Platt BoustanElior CohenCasper Worm Hansen

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

July 2022

Computational Analysis of 140 Years of US Political Speeches Reveals More Positive But Increasingly Polarized Framing of Immigration

Dallas CardSerina ChangChris Becker Julia MendelsohnRob VoigtLeah Platt Boustan...

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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