School of Economics

LeBow has degree options for economics majors at the bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. levels of study.

Meet Economics Ph.D. students who are currently on the job market.

Economics is one of Drexel LeBow’s strongest disciplines. The School is ranked among the best in the world for research on international trade and its faculty includes leading scholars in banking, monetary and fiscal policy, industrial organization and more. Members of the economics faculty have published in the American Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and elsewhere.

The College celebrated its strengths in economics teaching and research by elevating its economics department into a School of Economics in September 2013. The elevated status for economics at Drexel includes growth of the Ph.D. program in Economics, the launch of an M.S. in Economics (first class begins study in fall 2014), recruiting additional high-quality research faculty and deeper collaborative research efforts around the world and with other schools and colleges at Drexel.

The School of Economics will continue Drexel LeBow’s commitment to offering a curriculum that is current and challenging, and to conducting research that aligns with business trends and informs policy makers. A degree, major or minor in Economics provides students with a robust understanding of the workings of the market system and major economic institutions, economic policy, and development.

Ranked among the Top 100 out of 1,400 economics departments worldwide in the field of international trade.

Academic and extracurricular support for students.

The Distinguished visiting Scholar for 2014-15 for the School of Economics is:
Chad Syverson
J. Baum Harris Professor of Economics
University of Chicago
Booth School of Business.

School of Economics News

December 11, 2014 LeBow junior Nabil Shadman landed his first co-op in the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, which spurs innovation by focusing on small, low-cost projects that improve civic space.
December 11, 2014 Freshman economics major Grace Mellor is spending the first few months of her college career at Dublin Business School.
November 14, 2014 Drexel LeBow’s new MS in Economics program is up and running, with a diverse inaugural class of 20 students representing 10 countries.
October 1, 2014 Economists traditionally assume that people are well informed, rational and act in their own best interests; but some economists can’t help but notice situations where this theory doesn’t ring true.