Students can: Major, Minor
Degrees Offered: BA, PhD
The Department of Economics at Johns Hopkins University is one of the leading departments of economics in the U.S., with outstanding strength in its research faculty, graduate program, and undergraduate program.
The department offers a focused approach that sets it apart from other economics programs around the world. Faculty and graduate students engage in the exploration of five economic disciplines: applied microeconomics, economic theory, macroeconomics, econometrics, and finance.
Economics students at Johns Hopkins receive the kind of unique, intensive, and mutually respectful education that routinely places the department among the highest ranked economics programs in the United States.
The opportunity to learn directly from innovative thinkers draws students to the department. Faculty at the forefront of their fields incorporate the results of recent research into courses in microeconomics, econometrics, monetary economics, investments, managerial economics, mathematical economics, uncertainty, forecasting, and game theory.
The university’s proximity to Washington, D.C., draws to campus experts from institutions such as the Federal Reserve Bank and think tanks such as The Brookings Institution. The location also provides exceptional opportunities for internships and independent study. The Center for Financial Economics offers a rich array of courses in finance that are designed for students who have the mathematical and statistical background to pursue the field at a rigorous level.
What can you do with your degree?
Department of Economics alumni are leaders in their fields. Graduates are frequently appointed to esteemed academic institutions, think tanks, government research positions, and investment banks around the world.
Undergraduate students in economics gain critical thinking skills, enabling them to understand and analyze important trends in the field and pursue their own research. Many graduates go on to law school, medical school, or graduate school in economics, while others enter the workforce, usually in the fields of banking or finance, and still others are employed in the public sector.