School of Economics

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

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

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Limited merit based scholarships are available for the new M.S. in Economics.

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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.

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Academic and extracurricular support for students.

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The school will host three distinguished visitiors in 2013-14: Jon Eaton (Brown University), Joe Harrington (Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), and Martin Eichenbaum (Northwestern University).

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College News

April 21, 2014 PhD economics candidate Tom Zylkin has won the Lindau Award awarded to outstanding young scholars in the field of economics.
February 10, 2014 Shawkah Hammoudeh, professor of economics, recently penned an op-ed about the rising usage and price of natural gas due to increased demand and decreases in supply.
January 14, 2014 LeBow Ph.D. student Thomas Zylkin recently returned from a Visiting Assistant in Research position at Yale University.
January 9, 2014 When a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently found a spreadsheet error in the data provided with an influential 2010 paper on government debt, professor Bruce McCullough

Events, Seminars and Dissertations


Join Drexel University School of Economics for an engaging faculty focused discussion with Dr. Preston McAfee, Director, Google Strategic Technologies: Machine Learning in an Exchange Environment.

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:00 - 13:30

Join Drexel University School of Economics for the third lecture of this year’s series of academic presentations by distinguished economics scholars.
Dr. Preston McAfee, Director, Google Strategic Technologies, will discuss “Digital Advertising: Benefits and Costs”.

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 17:00 - 18:30
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 14:00 - 16:00
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 10:00 - 11:20