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The Economics Department at UCSD Began in 1964

We have grown a lot since then, now hosting a vibrant, cosmopolitan community of students, faculty and visiting scholars. Our students and faculty represent diverse backgrounds (79 countries in 2015/16), ethnicities, religions and identities, including many with a history of unequal treatment and disadvantage. We strive to provide a tolerant, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.

Our 40 faculty examine everything from microeconomic and econometric theory (our two traditional fields of strength) to macroeconomics, development economics, public finance, international economics, environmental economics and labor economics. We provide a diverse and complete training for our students, as well as research at many of the frontiers of economic research.

Our courses are challenging and rigorous, but there is a return on investment: we graduate between eight and nine hundred students a year with Bachelors' degrees, many to great jobs and graduate schools, here in California and around the world. In addition, we graduate twenty or thirty PhD students a year, who either become professors themselves or go on to interesting careers in government or the private sector.

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WHY CHOOSE UCSD ECON?

Learn more about what our Department has to offer and find testimonials from our alumni. International Students can also find information about employment and training options that work with your student visa, as well as career resources for after you graduate.

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OUR MAJORS AND MINORS

We offer three different majors: a B.A. in Economics, a B.S. in Management Science, and a B.S. in Mathematics-Economics. Which one is right for you?

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Economics in Action

Karthik Muralidharan in AER

Apr 4, 2019

Randomized experiment in India shows that technology-aided after-school programs can sharply improve language and math scores

 CFA Institute Research Challenge

Mar 21, 2019

Team UCSD wins the CFA Institute Local Research Challenge for the 3rd year in a row!

Johannes Wieland in AER

Feb 13, 2019

Governments Mess With the Economy

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The Intermediate Microeconomics Video Handbook (IMVH) is a comprehensive set of course materials that can be utilized in a variety of ways by instructors and students in intermediate microeconomics courses and numerous undergraduate electives.

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