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The Department of Economics

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The Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh ranks among the top 40 economics departments in the United States, and houses an innovative and successful faculty.

The Department of Economics offers one of the largest majors at the University of Pittsburgh and has a vibrant research community with more than 60 graduate students working towards their Ph.D. in economics. Faculty and graduate students explore fields in all areas of economics: applied microeconomics, economic theory, macroeconomics, econometrics, international economics and experimental economics. Our department is excited to welcome a new group of MQE students into our robust community.

The University of Pittsburgh

Masters in EconomicsThe University of Pittsburgh is the top public university in Northeastern U.S., Wall Street Journal. Pitt is among the top research universities in the United States and it has been listed as a "best value" in higher education by several publications. Pitt faculty and alumni have won the Nobel Prize (in Peace and Medicine), the Pulitzer, the Academy Award, the MacArthur “Genius” Grant, the National Medal of Science, the Super Bowl, and more.

The City of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is an exciting place for economics. Faculty and graduate student collaborate with researchers from other Pitt units as well as from Carnegie Mellon University and RAND. Pittsburgh, also known as the “City of Champions” for its athletic teams; "Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses; and the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges.

Today, GoogleAppleInc.BoschFacebookUberNokiaAutodeskMicrosoft and IBM are among 1,600 technology firms generating $20.7 billion in annual Pittsburgh payrolls. The area has served as the long-time federal agency headquarters for cyber defensesoftware engineeringroboticsenergy research and the nuclear navy. New regional investments, including in autonomous vehicles, additive manufacturing, robotics and the ethane cracker, have the potential to add substantial new job demand, particularly for STEM workers.

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