The faculty, students, and alumni of the Department of Economics represent a range of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives found in few other economics departments anywhere in the world. Like other departments at The New School for Social Research, the Economics Department promotes intellectual inquiry leading to practical solutions to contemporary problems and framing new questions for study. Coursework emphasizes the relationship between the history of economic theory, contemporary economic policy debates, and various interpretations of economic phenomena. This multifaceted approach attracts remarkable people from all over the world who combine intellectual ambition with a passion to improve society by influencing public policy. Read some of their stories below.
Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Analysis and
Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA)