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The Economics Department at Boston College is an exciting community of scholars from many countries who pursue applied and theoretical research on the pressing economic and social issues that face the world in the 21st century.

Their research is published in the top professional journals and it contributes to the national and international reputation of the department.

The department members are dedicated to teaching excellence, which makes BC Economics a great choice for undergraduate and graduate students alike.


Freelance workers changing scope of economy

Boston College Professor Can Erbil remarks about the changing economy resulting from the growing freelance workers.

Fiscal Crisis in Greece

As the banking crisis in Greece worsened, Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland commented earlier this week on the impact of the situation on world markets and the U.S. economy.

Too data dependent?

There are genuine risks to policies that place too much emphasis on every piece of incoming data, risks that Federal Reserve policymakers should recognize, according to Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland.  

2015 Job Placements: Continuing with our past successes

Boston College has continued with its success in placing Ph.D. students in excellent academic institutions, central banks, and other government departments, international organizations, research organizations, and the private sector.

Stephen Dubner event

Stephen Dubner, co-author of The New York Times best-seller, Freakonomics, speaks at BC.

Economics Again Tops the List of Most Popular Majors

According to the Office of Student Services, this past fall 1,086 undergraduates were enrolled as economics majors (the figure represents students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Carroll School of Management), marking its third consecutive year at the top. The number – the largest ever for a major in University history – is more than double that of the 2004-05 academic year (539), when economics was the seventh-most enrolled major.