PhD in Economics

Become a professional economist for a modern world

MS in Econometric and Quantitative Economics

Prepare for the future with this STEM-eligible degree

MA in Economics

Pursue an optional combined degree in law or education

Advanced Certificates

Enhance your graduate degree

BA in Economics

Explore the discipline and find what's right for you
Introducing the new Economics BS

Beginning Fall 2021, the Department of Economics offers two bachelor's degrees: Economics BA and Economics BS. The new BS program is STEM designated and emphasizes developing the mathematic and econometric skills that are increasingly in demand today.

Accepting Graduate Applications for Fall 2024

The Economics department is accepting Masters and PhD applications. We encourage all interested students to apply. PhD Application Deadlines: Jan 3 (for UB scholarships) and Feb 1 (for TA funding).

Jim and Matthew Scarpati Honorary Applied Economics Conference

Thanks to the generosity of Lynn Scarpati, the Economics Department is proud to inaugurate this annual conference in the Spring 2024 semester.

All undergraduate economics majors and all MA/MS students in Economics are eligible and are invited to participate. Non-economics majors with sufficient economics background are also eligible.

Participating students will present their papers in a conference format at the end of the Spring semester.  The best and runner-up papers, selected by a faculty panel of judges, will be awarded $3,000 and $2,000, respectively.

For more information and to sign up to participate, please visit Jim and Matthew Scarpati Honorary Applied Economics Conference.

Our Mission

The UB Department of Economics is dedicated to maintaining a positive, interactive and personal educational experience geared toward student success. To the best of our ability, we serve the needs of our undergraduate and graduate populations by engaging in cutting-edge research and continuously improving the design of our academic degree tracks, curriculum and courses.

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We welcome your application and hope you can join our community of scholars! Note: Admission to the PhD, MA or MS is available for Fall semester only.

Meet Our Students

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The department has a long-standing commitment to diversity. We believe that our programs are strengthened by a wide variety of experiences, cultures and goals. 

Scholarships and Awards

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Due to the generosity of contributors, the Department of Economics is fortunate to be able to offer our students these very special scholarship opportunities.