Program Welcome

Economists – whether working in government, business, or education – have always had a vital role in guiding economic policy.  Their expertise is becoming increasingly important as the world’s economies become ever-more interconnected.  

The Economics Graduate Program at North Carolina State University combines the academic resources and research expertise of economics faculty in two departments and colleges:  the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ARE) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the Department of Economics in the Poole College of Management’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management.  These departments, home to over 40 graduate faculty, collaborate to offer a program that is balanced between theory and application and designed to prepare students to be successful in academia, research, government and private industry. The Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy further enhances this collaborative aim, bringing faculty from both ARE and Economics together with natural and social scientists throughout North Carolina to focus on the state’s and nation’s most pressing environmental policy issues. 

NC State’s graduate program is designed to provide students with a challenging exploration of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, complemented by field courses that focus on application. We encourage our students to be active in scholarship, research and professional development. Students are encouraged to present papers at national and regional professional meetings, as well as at seminars conducted by area universities, and to work toward publishing their research during their tenure at NC State. We have an active program workshop series allowing students the opportunity to develop and present their research to an audience of economics colleagues and we recognize the accomplishments of our students through their nominations for University and discipline-specific research awards.

We invite you to explore our website and see if our program aligns with your personal and career goals. 

With warm regards,
Program Director