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An interview with Eugene White on Bank Regulation . . .

Financial Crises and Banking Regulation: A History

An interview with Eugene White by Éric Monnet from Books &

“Eugene White, one of the leading financial historians in the United States, discusses how history can shed light on the current debates about banking regulation. Stressing the difference between 19th and 20th century financial crises, he explains the causes of financial crashes, the legacy of the Glass Steagall act, as well as the future of banking.”

For the interview:

A career in's more than you think!

This brief educational video, developed by The American Economic Association, will be of interest to students who are evaluating career options in economics or may have wondered what types of professionals utilize economics in various fields.

Change in Prerequisite Requirements in Economics for Majors and Minors

To All Economics Majors and Minors:

This message is to alert you to a change in requirements concerning grades in prerequisite courses for core and elective courses in economics. The new rule is that a grade of C or better is required in each prerequisite course in order for it to satisfy the prerequisite requirement.

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 Barry Sopher.

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.


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.

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.

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.

We’re throwing a party for our graduating seniors and their families on Friday, May 13. Find out more . . .



Friday, May 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm
College Avenue Student Center Multipurpose Room
126 College Avenue

Visitors may  Park in Lots 26, 30 & College Avenue Deck without permits.

Click here for a campus map.

Program includes alumni and student addresses,
presentation of honors and awards and
a (free!) raffle of Rutgers gifts.

Graduates will be recognized individually
and presented with a 2016 Economics stole to
wear at Commencement
Light hors d'oeurves will be served.

Casual dress • No cap and gown

Please RSVP by April 29, 2016 to
indicating the number of guests attending

It's almost time for graduation! Find out more . . .

It's almost time for graduation! Find out more . . .


250th Anniversary Commencement (University)

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Time: 12:30 pm
Place: High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus


School of Arts and Sciences Convocation

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Time: Immediately following commencement

Place:High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus


Immediately following Commencement, stay on the field with the members of the School of Arts and Sciences graduating class for Convocation. March across the stage for individual recognition while friends and family will see you and your name on the big screen!


Important information for graduates will be posted on the 2016 SAS Senior Class Sakai site. Display the tab prominently on your Sakai home page. Announcements on the Senior Sakai site are also emailed to all students with a declared graduation date in the Class of 2016


Graduate School of New Brunswick Convocation

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 11:30am
Place: Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC), Livingston Campus

Conference to Honor Hugh Rockoff


February 27 & 28, 2015

A conference to honor Hugh Rockoff
and his contributions to research, teaching and service

Friday, February 27:      Conference Dinner, 6pm (Dinner Is By Invitation Only)
                                    Steakhouse 85
                                    85 Church Street
                                    New Brunswick, NJ

Saturday, February 28:  Conference Proceedings (click for Schedule)
                                    8:30am to 4:30pm*
                                    Brower Commons
                                    2nd floor, Rooms A, B, & C
                                    145 College Avenue
                                    New Brunswick, NJ

* The Hyatt Hotel will provide shuttle service to and from Brower Commons for the conference. The morning shuttle will depart from the main entrance of the hotel at 7:45am. The afternoon shuttle will pick up participants at Brower Commons at 4:30pm.

Link to map of conference venues and key points of interest.

Link to information on travel to New Brunswick.

Parking - Guests Parking permits are not required for the following lots during the Conference: Lots 26, 30 & the College Avenue Deck. You can find lots 26 & 30 behind the Student Center on the College Avenue Campus. Faculty and Staff will need to park according to their permits. Faculty/staff with a valid permits may also park in Lots 26, 30 & College Avenue Deck.


If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Ms. Debra Holman (


Contact Us

New Jersey Hall, Room 202
75 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ
P  (848) 932-7363 (undergraduate)
P  (848) 932-7451 (graduate)
F  (732) 932-7416
Rosanne Altshuler - Department Chair
Donna Ghilino - Senior Department Administrator
Barry Sopher - Undergraduate Program Director
Hilary Sigman - Graduate Program Director
Undergraduate Inquiries - Help and Advising
Graduate Advisor