Department of Economics
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Our department recruits assistant professors from the world’s top research universities. Visit our faculty pages to learn about their diverse interests.
Our PhD program welcomes students from all over the world. Our graduate students collaborate in a collegial and challenging environment.
We offer a wide variety of courses, from introductory to advanced. Check our course catalog to learn more about undergraduate studies in economics at Pitt.
Our rigorous first-year PhD courses prepare students to do advanced economics research later in the program.
Faculty and graduate students from Pitt and other institutions worldwide conduct research at our Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL).
About the Department
The Economics Department is part of Pitt’s Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Our faculty’s research interests span a wide range of economics fields. We are committed to excellent research, teaching, and mentoring. Learn More
Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory
Internationally recognized for experimental research. PEEL uses controlled methods to understand economic decision-making by individuals in different economic environments.
The Department of Economics maintains a working paper series as a means of disseminating faculty research to a wide audience at an early stage.
Seminars Brown Bags
The Department of Economics hosts six main seminar series: Applied Micro, Econometrics, Experimental, International, Macro, and Theory.