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.
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.
The department filled two positions during the spring hiring season, both of which increase our strength in important fields.
The 138th commencement exercises of Boston College were held on 19 May 2014. Twelve economics students received the Ph.D. since the last commencement.
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.
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.