About & Contact Together, we’re going places
We’re curious about our students, so we get that you’re curious about us. BU is ranked 42nd nationally and our graduate economics program is ranked 23rd by U.S. News & World Report. The 2015 QS World University Rankings also gave us accolades, placing BU’s Department of Economics 32nd in the world and 16th in the US for economics and econometrics.
We cover theory—then go beyond it to study the impact of economic forces on everything from poverty to technology to sports. Over 2/3 of our students come from outside the US, with students from around the world, and our home is in the heart of Boston. Our faculty members are renowned scholars (including fellows of the the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the Econometric Society, the Cliometric Society, and the Society of Labor Economists), and RePEc ranks five of them in the top 1% of the world’s economists. Our alums are policymakers and cabinet ministers, professors and entrepreneurs. So get ready—we have big plans for you.