Department of Economics

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2023-2024 Job Market Candidates

Stanford Economics has 18 candidates on job market this year.

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Liran Einav on how to reboot U.S. health care in new co-authored book

In his new book co-authored, We've Got You Covered: Rebooting American Health Care , Liran Einav and Amy Finkelstein propose a makeover of current health care.

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Monika Piazzesi elected as member of the National Academy of Sciences

As recognition for her achievements in original research, Monika Piazzesi is one of the six Stanford faculty elected as members of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Why Study Economics
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See the reasons why an economics degree is the perfect foundation for whatever you want to do next.

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Welcome to our new Ph.D. cohort for 2020-21!

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Professor Victor Fuchs died at the age of 99

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Matthew Jackson named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Neale Mahoney joins Biden White House

Seminars and events.

  • Behavioral and Experimental
  • Arrow Lectures

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PhD Research Showcase

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Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE)

The SITE 2022 Conference takes place this summer from June 30 - September 16 on the Stanford campus with sessions that cover a wide-range of economic topics. Its purpose is to advance economic science for the benefit of society and to support cutting-edge work of economic theorists within specialized areas of research. SITE is accepting paper submissions!

ECON-PHD - Economics (PhD)

Program overview.

The department’s purpose is to acquaint students with the economic aspects of modern society, to familiarize them with techniques for analyzing contemporary economic problems, and to develop an ability to exercise judgment in evaluating public policy. There is training for the general student and those who plan careers as economists in civil service, private enterprise, teaching, or research.

The department’s curriculum is integral to Stanford’s International Relations, Public Policy, and Urban Studies programs.

The faculty interests and research cover a broad spectrum of topics in most fields of economics, including behavioral economics, comparative institutional analysis, econometrics, economic development, economic history, experimental economics, industrial organization, international trade, labor, macro- and microeconomic theory, mathematical economics, environmental economics, and public finance.

The primary objective of the graduate program is to educate students as research economists. In the process, students also acquire the background and skills necessary for careers as university teachers and as practitioners of economics. The curriculum includes a comprehensive treatment of modern theory and empirical techniques. Currently, 20 to 25 students are admitted each year.

Graduate programs in economics are designed to ensure that students receive a thorough grounding in the methodology of theoretical and empirical economics while at the same time providing specialized training in a wide variety of subfields and a broad understanding of associated institutional structures. Toward these ends, the program is arranged so that the student has little choice in the curriculum at the outset but considerable latitude later.

Students admitted to graduate standing in the department are expected to have a strong college-level economics, mathematics, and statistics background. Preparation ordinarily consists of a college major in economics, a year-long calculus sequence that includes multivariate analysis, a course in linear algebra, and a rigorous course in probability and statistics. 

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  1. Doctoral Program

    The Ph.D. program is a full time program leading to a Doctoral Degree in Economics. Students specialize in various fields within Economics by enrolling in field courses and attending field specific lunches and seminars. Students gain economic breadth by taking additional distribution courses outside of their selected fields of interest.

  2. Applying to Stanford

    Stanford’s Office of Graduate Admissions begins accepting graduate program applications in late-September for students wishing to be considered for admission to the Economics Ph.D. program the following September. The application deadline for the Economics Ph.D. is 29 November 2023 (11:59pm Pacific Time).

  3. Graduate Degree Programs

    Students who are currently enrolled in another Ph.D. program at Stanford may elect to add a Ph.D. Minor in Economics to their degree program. Joint Degree Programs The Economics department offers two joint degree programs with the School of Law, leading to either a J.D./M.A. and a J.D./Ph.D degree.

  4. Department of Economics

    Welcome to our new Ph.D. cohort for 2020-21! Graduate programs Advancing knowledge, research, and collaborative connections Why Stanford? Check out the reasons 2023-2024 Job Market Candidates Stanford Economics has 18 candidates on job market this year. Learn more Liran Einav on how to reboot U.S. health care in new co-authored book

  5. ECON-PHD Program

    Degree Requirements Program Policies Learning Outcomes The department's purpose is to acquaint students with the economic aspects of modern society, to familiarize them with techniques for the analysis of contemporary economic problems, and to develop in them an ability to exercise judgment in evaluating public policy.