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  • Department of Economics at Tulane University School of Liberal Arts

    Department of Economics at Tulane University

  • Master of Arts in Policy Economics

    Department of Economics at Tulane University

  • Department of Economics at Tulane University School of Liberal Arts

    Department of Economics at Tulane University

  • Department of Economics at Tulane University School of Liberal Arts

    Department of Economics at Tulane University

Department of Economics

Welcome to the Department of Economics at Tulane University. The main areas in which faculty members conduct research and teach courses are development economics (focusing on inequality and poverty), the economics of education, health economics, and public economics, as well as in economic history, international economics, and core areas of econometrics and economic theory. The Department has 19 regular faculty members, 4 postdoctoral teaching fellows, 2 visiting or adjunct professors, over 300 undergraduate majors, almost 40 graduate students, and 4 affiliated research centers.

"The Tulane Department of Economics is a special place. Our world-renowned faculty not only publishes in the profession's top journals, but has a real impact in solving real-world economic problems. The relevance and excitement of that work carries over to the classroom where we have some of the best instructors you will ever see." – Douglas N. Harris, Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics

Tulane Economics in the News

Nora Lustig Professor Tulane University Department of Economics
In this Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality interview on "the missing rich", Nora Lustig discusses how important it is to accurately assess the very top of the income and wealth distributions when analyzing inequality, and how research—including her own—reveals the challenges this entails.
Patrick Button Assistant Professor Department of Economics Tulane University
In this BBCWorld news broadcast Patrick Button, an economics professor Tulane School of Liberal Arts says his research shows that older workers are being disproportionately impacted by Covid.
Engy Ziedan Department of Economics Tulane University
In a recent working paper, Effects of State COVID-19 Closure Policy on Non-Covid-19 Health Care Utilization, we examined how state policies and community characteristics affected the receipt of healthcare for non-COVID19 health care, identifying barriers to other life-threatening consequences that could occur as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.