Economics

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

Founded in 1903, the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley is well known for the excellence of its teaching and advising, with a strong reputation for producing outstanding PhD graduates as well as rigorous and innovative economic research. In recent years, Berkeley economics PhDs have been hired at many other leading institutions, including Harvard, MIT, Yale, the U.S. Federal Reserve, and the World Bank. The department is also consistently ranked among the world's top research departments. Berkeley faculty have won many awards including 5 Nobel Prizes, 5 John Bates Clark Medals, and 21 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships (an average of 1 per year since 1995). Berkeley economics faculty and students have done groundbreaking work in economic theory, econometrics, macroeconomics, and all major fields of applied research, and they have served as policymakers at the highest levels, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Libraries

The Thomas J. Long Business Library houses the major collection of business administration materials on the UC Berkeley campus. The Long Library's collections emphasize the academic and scholarly aspects of business to support the research and teaching mission of the University. Special strengths of the collection include business ethics; company and business history; corporate finance; corporate social responsibility; entrepreneurship; family business; high-technology industries; innovation and technological change; and nonprofit management. The collection, which spans the physical library, off-site storage in Richmond, and the web, includes over 150,000 books, 1.6 million microforms, and thousands of subscriptions in digital format. A large digital library in the social sciences supports the interdisciplinary research needs of graduate students and faculty.

The Mathematics Statistics Library maintains a reserve collection of software manuals for the Econometrics Lab. The books are owned by the Econometrics Lab but circulated by the library on their behalf.

Research Centers

Faculty and students in the department participate in many research centers. For further information, see the department's website.

Undergraduate Program

Economics: BA

Graduate Program

Economics: PhD

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Courses

Economics

Contact Information

Department of Economics

530 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-0822

Fax: 510-642-6615

econdept@berkeley.edu

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Department Chair

Shachar Kariv

505 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-643-0712

econchair@berkeley.edu

Graduate Chair

Enrico Moretti

619 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-6649

gradofc@econ.berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Chair

Demian Pouzo

663 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-6709

ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu

Director of Student Services

Michelle Fong

551 Evans Hall

fong.michelle@berkeley.edu

Assistant Director, Course Management

Isabel Seneca

545 Evans Hall

isabel.seneca@berkeley.edu

Curriculum and Enrollment Coordinator

TBD

543 Evans

Assistant Director, Graduate Student Services

Janene Vernard

541 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-6172

jcarolm@berkeley.edu

Assistant Director, Undergrad Student Services

Charles Williams

539 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-6674

ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu

Economics Undergraduate Advisor

Mildred Flores

539 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-6674

ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Advisor, BESAP Coordinator

Carlos Garcia

539 Evans Hall

Phone: 510-642-6674

ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Advisor

TBD

539 Evans

ugrad@econ.berkeley.edu

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