Departmental News

Michael Bordo's recent research featured in the Economist

altBoard of Governor Professor Michael Bordo's recent working paper with Harold James, "The European Crises in the Context of the History of Previous Financial Crises, " was featured in the July 6th edition of the Economist.

Jennifer Hunt wins American Economic Journal Best Paper Prize

Professor Jennifer Hunt's paper, "How Much Does Immigration Boost Innovation?" with Marjolaine Gauthier-Loiselle wins the 2013 Best Paper Prize for the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. AEJ Macroeconomics ranks among the top ten economics journals according to the IDEAS/RePEc citation-based discounted impact factors.

Jeff Rubin wins Warren R. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching


altThe Department of Economics is proud to announce that Professor Jeffrey Rubin has won the Warren R. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching. This honor is awarded annually to tenured faculty members in recognition of outstanding service in stimulating and guiding the intellectual development of students at Rutgers University. Professor Rubin's teaching and advising have made a difference in the... Read More...

Jennifer Hunt appointed Chief Economist for U.S. Labor Department

altJennifer Hunt has an exciting new role: Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor. She will take on this new challenge while on leave from her position of Professor of Economics at Rutgers. Professor Hunt has done research in the areas of employment and unemployment policy, immigration, wage inequality, transition economics, crime and corruption. As Chief Economist, she will inform policies on job creation, job training and readiness, the minimum wage, immigration, unemployment insurance and retirement security. Read more

Michael Bordo named Board of Governors Professor

bordo_newProfessor Michael D. Bordo, a distinguished economic historian, has been named a Board of Governors Professor of Economics by the Rutgers Board of Governors. The honor recognizes exceptional scholarship and accomplishment by a faculty member at full professorial rank.

Professor Bordo, recipient of a Rutgers Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research, is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading monetary and financial historians. His contributions include 10 books and edited volumes and more than 220 scholarly articles. His opinions are regularly sought by policy makers both in the United States and... Read More...

Student Announcements

Cancellation of Econ of Sports
Friday, 28 March 2014
Fall 2014 - Economics of Sports 01:220:312:01 has been cancelled for the Fall 2014 semester. Read More...
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
University and Departmental Commencement Information Graduation is made up of two great events: the big celebration at High-Point Solutions Stadium on Sunday, May 18 at 12:30pm and the Economics Department Convocation on Saturday, May 17 from 3 to 5 pm in the College Avenue Gym where you'll join with your graduating class and receive individual recognition. No tickets are required and students may invite as many guests as they like to any of the commencement events. Read More...
New Online Course
Friday, 03 May 2013
New Online Course Being Offered by the Department of Economics Personal Finance and Financial Decision-Making Ever wonder about the difference between a debit card and a credit card?  How about the difference between whole life insurance and term life insurance?  What’s the difference between a retirement plan and an IRA?  How does one buy a house?  What decisions should you make today (or shortly after you graduate) to start off on the right path so you can retire financially comfortable? If you want to learn the answers to these questions and dozens of other important financial questions, then you should consider taking a new online class offered by the Department of... Read More...
Advising Hours - Undergraduate - Dept of Economics
Tuesday, 01 May 2012
Department of Economics general advising available in New Jersey Hall, room 202 (including declaration of major) 848-932-7363Monday - Friday: 8:30 - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 4:30pm *********************************************Office Hours for Professor Landon-Lane, Director of Undergraduate Studies are: Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00am - Noon, or by appointmentNew Jersey Hall room 419. Read More...
Important Information - Policies
Friday, 11 January 2013
Policy on Outside Courses A maximum of three approved classes taken outside RU-New Brunswick Economics Department can be counted towards the major.  It is advisable to have any outside course preapproved. See our policies on online and short courses. Policy on Online Courses We do not accept courses as prerequisite equivalent when grades are not substantially based on proctored or identity-secure administration of a cumulative final exam (i.e. 50% or more of the final grade). Read More...

Contact Us

New Jersey Hall, Room 202
75 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ
P  (848) 932-7363 (undergraduate)
P  (848) 932-7451 (graduate)
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Rosanne Altshuler - Department Chair
Donna Ghilino - Department Administrator
John Landon-Lane - Undergraduate Director
Norman R. Swanson - Graduate Director
Undergraduate Inquiries - Help and Advising
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