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Research With a Global Outlook

Our program encourages students to pursue research that analyzes and addresses economic questions that have implications for our understanding of both economies and policies.

Within the department, a weekly seminar series provides insights into faculty and student interest areas as does the annual Economics Graduate Student Field Poster Session.

The university community convenes each spring for the annual Graduate Student Multidisciplinary Conference. Recent presentations there range from analysis on conflict and nutrition in Nepal to whether local environmental regulation impacts siting decisions for U.S. manufacturing plants.

Outside the university, students often present their work at conferences sponsored by the American Economic Association and the Eastern Economic Association, among others, with funding assistance available from the department and professional organizations.

Our students’ work is fostered by our faculty whose impactful research has been recognized worldwide.

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Department of Economics

Office Location
  • Jonas Clark Hall, Room 124
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7226
  • 1-508-793-8849 Fax
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  • Computer Lab
    1-508-793-7229
  • Graduate Lounge
    1-508-793-7238