Professor Jennifer Hunt's paper, "How Much Does Immigration Boost Innovation?" with Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle wins the 2013 Best Paper Prize for the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. AEJ Macroeconomics ranks among the top ten economics journals according to the IDEAS/RePEc citation-based discounted impact factors.
The Economics Department is proud to announce that economics major and Aresty Research Assistant Gurpal Sran has won the 2013 prize for Best Poster in the Social Sciences. Gurpal's work on the compensation of national bank examiners in the Federal Reserve System was advised by Professor Eugene White.
The Department of Economics is proud to announce that Professor Jeffrey Rubin has won the Warren R. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching. This honor is awarded annually to tenured faculty members in recognition of outstanding service in stimulating and guiding the intellectual development of students at Rutgers University. Professor Rubin's teaching and advising have made a difference in the lives of countless students at Rutgers.
Jennifer Hunt has an exciting new role: Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor. She will take on this new challenge while on leave from her position of Professor of Economics at Rutgers. Professor Hunt has done research in the areas of employment and unemployment policy, immigration, wage inequality, transition economics, crime and corruption. As Chief Economist, she will inform policies on job creation, job training and readiness, the minimum wage, immigration, unemployment insurance and retirement security. Read more
Professor Michael D. Bordo, a distinguished economic historian, has been named a Board of Governors Professor of Economics by the Rutgers Board of Governors. The honor recognizes exceptional scholarship and accomplishment by a faculty member at full professorial rank.
Professor Bordo, recipient of a Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research, is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading monetary and financial historians. His contributions include 10 books and edited volumes and more than 220 scholarly articles. His opinions are regularly sought by policy makers both in the United States and... Read more...
New Online Course Being Offered by the Department of Economics
Personal Finance and Financial Decision-Making
Ever wonder about the difference between a debit card and a credit card? How about the difference between whole life insurance and term life insurance? What’s the difference between a retirement plan and an IRA? How does one buy a house? What decisions should you make today (or shortly after you graduate) to start off on the right path so you can retire financially comfortable?
If you want to learn the answers to these questions and dozens of other important financial questions, then you should consider taking a new online class offered by... Read more...
Department of Economics general advising available in New Jersey Hall, room 202 (including declaration of major) 848-932-7363
Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 5:00pm
Summer Office hours for Professor Landon-Lane, Director of Undergraduate Studies
are by appointment only, New Jersey Hall room 419.
Policy on Outside Courses
A maximum of three approved classes taken outside RU-New Brunswick Economics Department can be counted towards the major. It is advisable to have any outside course preapproved. See our policies on online and short courses.
Policy on Online Courses
We do not accept courses as prerequisite equivalent when grades are not substantially based on proctored or identity-secure administration of a cumulative final exam (i.e. 50% or more of the final grade).Read more...
Students will no longer be able to use RU-Newark and RU-Camden courses in Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Econometrics towards the SAS Economics major.
Please note that this policy is notretroactive: students who have taken these courses in the Spring of 2011 or earlier semesters will be allowed to use them to fulfill SAS Economics major requirements. Intro to Micro and Macro classes taken at RU_ Newark or RU_ Camden need to be preapproved. See our policy on Online Courses and Short Courses.
Due to overwhelming demand for our courses and constraints on room size, we are unable to grant special permission numbers for courses that are closed.