School of Economics

Ranked Among the World's Best for Research on International Trade

School of Economics

The School of Economics is committed 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, major economic institutions, economic policy and development.

Economics is one of Drexel LeBow’s strongest disciplines. Our School of Economics 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.

Degrees

Learn to apply the rigorous methods of modern quantitative economics with a bachelors degree from LeBow’s School of Economics.

Receive a master’s in economics for integrated training in core economics, quantitative methods and policy analysis with flexibility to best match your career aspirations.

Students concentrate on one of three fields of study: Industrial Organization, International Trade and Macroeconomics and receive strong training in Applied Microeconometrics.

School of Economics News

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Events, Seminars and Dissertations

Nov
18

Submit a paper for consideration for the 2018 Corporate Governance Conference

Dec
01

An estimable model of income redistribution in a federation: Musgrave Meets Oates

Abstract
We develop a theory of cross-border income shifting in response to personal taxation,
and examine its implications for the revenue potential and excess burden of personal taxes
at the subnational level. We estimate the elasticity of tax avoidance and of cross-border tax
base shifting using data on top income shares for Canadian provinces, finding that interprovincial
shifting accounts for about two-thirds of total tax avoidance. We then propose a
model demonstrating that a properly-chosen federal tax rate can offset the horizontal fiscal
externality, allowing decentralized subnational tax rates to replicate the national welfare
optimum.

Gerri C. LeBow Hall
406
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Dec
08

Dr. Haltiwagner’s areas of interest include longitudinal establishment data bases and the longitudinal matched employer-employee databases that are available at the Bureau of the Census

Gerri C. LeBow Hall
406
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Apr
20

The Center for Corporate Governance invites you to join us for our annual Academic Conference on Corporate Governance.

Gerri C. LeBow Hall
TBA
3220 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104