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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

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    Department of Economics at Tulane University

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    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

Patrick Button Assistant Professor Department of Economics Tulane University
Patrick Button has received the prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation for $400,000. This five-year career development grant funds a comprehensive research and educational program on quantifying, understanding, and mitigating discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, African Americans, and Hispanics, and studying access to mental health care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Gary Hoover, Economics, Tulane University
Gary “Hoov” Hoover, the director of Tulane University’s Murphy Institute and a leading economist on issues of economic policy and its impact on inequality, was among a group of 40 Nobel Prize laureates and global innovators selected for the inaugural Nobel Prize Summit, April 26-28, 2021. Watch the video on YouTube.
Doug Harris and Engy Ziedan, Tulane University Department of Economics
Doug Harris, professor and Chair of the Department of Economics, and Engy Ziedan, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, discuss with U.S. News and World Report, "More Evidence Suggests In-Person School is Safe, as Long as Virus Is Controlled".