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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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Insights from a century of empirical economic research


Daron Acemoglu on Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity

With introductions by Markus Brunnermeier


Markus' Academy

Invitation Only

Princeton IES 2023 Summer Trade Workshop


IES Summer Trade Workshop

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

October 2022

Valid t-Ratio Inference for IV

David LeeJustin McCraryMarcelo J. MoreiraJack Porter

Journal of Labor Economics

April 2022

Minimum Wages, Wages, and Price Pass-Through: The Case of McDonald’s Restaurants

Orley Ashenfelter Štěpán Jurajda

Journal of Political Economy

August 2022


Instrumental Variable Identification of Dynamic Variance Decompositions

Mikkel Plagborg-MollerChristian K. Wolf

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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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