About

About

The Harvard Economics Department is one of the leading economics departments in the world, melding instruction and research to impart our students, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, with the models and methods of economics, using them to conduct research and broaden the field.  Due to our faculty members' diverse research interests, there are many opportunities for students to be exposed to cutting edge research.

Message from the Chair

Jeremy Stein

It has been a tough year.  Made even tougher by the fact that we have not been able to lean on our friends and colleagues for support in all the usual ways: a hallway conversation, a drink or meal together, a handshake, or a hug. 

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At a Glance

  • 59

    Faculty
    Members

  • 19

    Areas of
    Study

  • 82

    Undergraduate
    Courses

  • 535

    Undergraduate
    Concentrators

  • 48

    Graduate
    Courses

  • 195

    Graduate
    Concentrators

The Department of Economics is part of the larger academe of teaching and research at Harvard University.

Laying the Littauer cornerstone, May 1938. Lucius Littauer, seated leftmost.

History

The Harvard University Department of Economics was established in 1897 under the division of History, Government, and Economics, which was created at the same time.

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Workshop with Students Presenting Work

Programs

Providing students with a strong grasp on fundamental economic principles and preparing students for productive and stimulating careers as economists.

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Contact Us

Department of Economics

Littauer Center
1805 Cambridge Street 
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone (617) 495-2144 
Fax (617) 495-7730