Departmental News

Graduate students publish research

Doctoral students Niccolo Battistini and Geoffrey Clarke have recently published work. Niccolo's paper, "Systematic Risk, Sovereign Yields and Bank Exposures in the Euro Crisis" is the lead article in Economic Policy. Geoffrey's work, "The Disappearing Gay Income Penalty" appeared in Economics Letters.

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NRC report on incarceration

rutgers 0279Professor Anne Piehl served as a member of an ad-hoc committee of the National Research Council that reviewed the causes and consequences of the high rates of incarceration in the U.S. The Committee report, released on April 30, 2014, concluded that, in light of the minimal impact of long prison sentences on crime prevention and the negative social consequences and burdensome financial costs of U.S. incarceration rates,the nation should revise current criminal justice policies to... Read More...

Jennifer Hunt appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary at Treasury Department

Jennifer Hunrutgers 0385t has moved from the U.S. Department of Labor to the U.S. Department of Treasury! Professor Hunt recently joined the Treasury Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomic Analysis. Jenny will be working on key policy issues while at Treasury including the effects of the Affordable Care Act on health care cost, immigration reform, income inequality and the solvency of the Social Security and Medicare Entitlement Programs. Jenny will return to Rutgers in the Fall of... Read More...

Roberto Chang wins Excellence in Research Award

The Deparutgers 0263rtment of Economics is proud to announce that Professor Roberto Chang has won a Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research. This award honors faculty members who have made distinguished contributions to their discipline. Roberto is a world class scholar specializing in the problems of emerging market economies. He has made seminal contributions in several areas and is currently expanding his influential research agenda on economic crises to study the... Read More...

Carolyn Moehling wins Award for Excellence in Teaching

The DeparCarolyntment of Economics is proud to announce that Professor Carolyn Moehling has won a School of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduation Education. Professor Moehling has an exemplary record as a teacher, undergraduate mentor and advisor, departmental undergraduate director, and member of instructional committees. Her honors thesis students rave about her commitment to teaching them how to do research in economics and helping them along with their careers. In the... Read More...

Student Announcements

New Online Course: 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? Read More...
Undergraduate Advising Hours
Department of Economics general advising is available in New Jersey Hall, room 202 (including declaration of major) Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 4:30pm. Our phone number is 848-932-7363. No appointment is necessary. *********************************************                                                      Fall Office Hours for Professor Landon-Lane, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Tuesday and... Read More...
Policy on Outside Courses, Online Courses and Winter Session Courses
A maximum of three approved classes taken outside the RU-New Brunswick Economics Department can be counted towards the major. It is advisable to have any outside course preapproved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Landon-Lane. We do not accept online 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). Courses that meet for less than 4 weeks (for example, winter session courses) will not be accepted for transfer towards the Economics Major.   Read More...
Policy on Courses from RU-Newark and RU-Camden
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 not retroactive: 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. Read More...
Special Permission
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. Read More...

Contact Us

New Jersey Hall, Room 202
75 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ
08901-1248
P  (848) 932-7363 (undergraduate)
P  (848) 932-7451 (graduate)
F  (732) 932-7416
Thomas Prusa - Department Chair
Donna Ghilino - Department Administrator
John Landon-Lane - Undergraduate Director
Norman R. Swanson - Graduate Director
Undergraduate Inquiries - Help and Advising
Graduate Advisor