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

Matthew Weinberg, an assistant professor at LeBow’s School of Economics, recently won the Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for best paper in antitrust economics presented at the International Industrial Organizations Conference.
LeBow’s School of Economics and Econsult Solutions Inc. completed its first collaborative research project: an economic impact report and analysis completed for PennEast Pipeline.
Most business students at other universities don’t have access to this cutting-edge, industry-standard software, giving LeBow students an edge as they move into the workforce.
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.

Events, Seminars and Dissertations

Tue. May. 5th. @ 04:30pm

Join executives from major companies in real estate, who will discuss current challenges, trends and opportunities in real estate development and project management and how those interested the careers in a variety of areas of the real estate industry can position themselves for success.

Fri. May. 8th. @ 02:00pm
Tue. May. 12th. @ 04:30pm

Join industry leaders for a fascinating discussion of emerging trends in the Digital Marketing field and how you can position yourself in this growing industry. The panel event will provide an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and interact with industry leaders through Q&A, and informal networking. The panel will be moderated by Eleanor Feit, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing.

Fri. May. 15th. @ 02:00pm

Revisiting the Relationship between Competition and Price Discrimination in the Airline Industry

We revisit the relationship between competition and price discrimination