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Economics Department

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.

News

Ekmekci, Song join the BC economics faculty

The department filled two positions during the spring hiring season, both of which increase our strength in important fields. 

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Seminar on Economic Policy in Berlin and Istanbul offered in Summer 2015

This coming summer, the economics department's course offerings will once again include an economics elective in Istanbul, Turkey and Berlin, Germany. 

Twelve Ph.D.'s awarded in University commencement

The 138th commencement exercises of Boston College were held on 19 May 2014. Twelve economics students received the Ph.D. since the last commencement.

BC PhD alums score hat trick

The October, 2014 issue of one the profession's most prestigious journals, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, contains three articles highlighting the work of alumnae/i of the department's Ph.D. program. 

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Professor Bill Neenan, SJ, 1929-2014

We sadly note the passing of our esteemed colleague Rev. William B. Neenan, SJ, on 25 June at the age of 85. Bill Neenan was a Professor of Economics and the inaugural holder of the first endowed chair at Boston College, the Gasson Professorship, in 1979. 

Economics Major Largest for Second Year

The Office of Student Services has released Enrollment Highlights for the fall, 2014 semester which show that there are 986 undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences economics major and 183 undergraduate students pursuing the Carroll School of Management economics concentration.