PhD Program

The Stern School has a small, distinguished PhD program in economics, whose recent graduates have received academic job offers from the University of Chicago, Columbia, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Princeton, Rochester, Stanford, and other leading universities.

The Stern economics program is founded on a world-class faculty and an extremely low student-faculty ratio. Despite its small size, students have access to a broad range of courses through the economics department in NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.  In the first year, students take core courses with students in GSAS and take the GSAS comprehensive examinations in microeconomics and macroeconomics at the end of the year. In subsequent years, students take courses and work with faculty from Stern economics, other Stern departments, and the Arts and Science Department of Economics. Many students also take advantage of their access to NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, one of the world’s premier departments of mathematics and computer science, as well as other resources at NYU and in New York City.

We think Stern offers an exceptional opportunity for students who want to explore the frontiers of academic research in economics in a setting that combines the personal attention of a small program together with easy access to the resources of one of the world’s leading universities.  To learn more about the Economics PhD program, please view the links at the left.  For information on how to submit an application, please visit the doctoral office.

David Backus
Economics PhD Program Coordinators

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Larry White, Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics

“The faculty at Stern took an active interest in my research from an early stage. Professors were open to my ideas and eager to support them with all of their resources, whether it was with time, funding, or as a sounding board. Close contact with junior faculty, who had recently been successful PhD graduates, and with active and distinguished senior faculty, who provided expertise and advice, was invaluable in my progression as an economist.”
- Ali Yurukoglu '09, Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford Business School