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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 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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Philippe Aghion on The Power of Creative Destruction

With introductions by Markus Brunnermeier

SERIES

Markus' Academy

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Viral Acharya on The COVID Lessons from India for Other Emerging Economies

With introductions by Markus Brunnermeier

SERIES

Markus' Academy

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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American Economic Review: Insights

June 2021

Macroeconomics

Endogenous Education and Long-Run Factor Shares

Gene M. GrossmanElhanan HelpmanEzra OberfieldThomas Sampson

Review of Economic Studies

May 2021

Trade

Identity Politics and Trade Policy

Gene M. GrossmanElhanan Helpman

Econometrica

May 2021

Econometrics

Finite-Sample Optimal Estimation and Inference on Average Treatment Effects Under Unconfoundedness.

Timothy B. ArmstrongMichal Kolesár

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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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