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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 2020, the majority of our graduating seniors started exciting careers in academia, public policy, finance, 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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Ellora Derenoncourt

U.C., Berkeley

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William Nordhaus on climate compacts to combat free riding in international climate agreements

With introductions by Markus Brunnermeier

SERIES

Markus' Academy

Princeton Community

Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi

Northwestern University

SERIES

Civitas Finance 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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Econometrica

January 2021

International Trade

The “New” Economics of Trade Agreements: From Trade Liberalization to Regulatory Convergence?

Gene M. GrossmanPhillip McCalmanRobert W. Staiger

Journal of Development Economics

January 2021

Is a Refugee Crisis a Housing Crisis? Only if Housing Supply is Unresponsive

AEJ: Macroeconomics

December 2020

Environmental and Energy Economics

Evaluating the Economic Cost of Coastal Flooding

Klaus DesmetRobert E. KoppScott A. KulpDávid Krisztián NagyMichael OppenheimerEsteban Rossi‑Hansberg...

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

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