School of Economics

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

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.


Our undergraduate programs include a BS and a BA in Economics, both of which combine coursework in economics and the functional fields of business administration within the context of a general scientific and humanities curriculum.

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.

The MS in Economics and Computer Science is among the first of its kind. Combining training in advanced computational and econometric techniques, the program emphasizes managing and analyzing big data to create market platforms and facilitate cyber exchange.

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

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Events, Seminars and Dissertations


Attention undergraduate students! Enjoy your coffee while networking with CEO’s and industry leaders around the Philadelphia area and beyond.


Join the Career Cornerstone Group and alumni as they discuss how to maximize your first-year experience.


Join us for this seminar featuring Marinescu’s research on the evaluation of the labor market impact of public policies, for example, unemployment insurance and the minimum wage.


Chakraborty research interests: Macroeconomics of health and disease in developing countries, financial development, public capital, demographic transition, income distribution and preference formations.