PhD Program


The Economics Department at Stern offers a selective PhD program with individualized attention to research.
The program builds on the standard economics PhD core (micro, macro, and econometrics), and offers a broad range of specializations.
Students work primarily with faculty in the Economics and Finance Departments at Stern, as well as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' Economics Department. Beyond this group, they can also access economists across NYU, in the Department of Politics, the School of Law, the Wagner School of Public Service, and other departments and schools.
Recent academic placements include the Economics Department of the University of Chicago and the Business Schools of Harvard, Columbia and Stanford Universities.

For more information please contact the Coordinator for the Stern Economics PhD program, Professor Lawrence J. White ( 

Alumni testimonials

“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.”
Ali Yurukoglu '09, Associate Professor of Economics, Stanford Business School