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MIT Department of Economics

The MIT Department of Economics is a department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Undergraduate studies in economics were introduced in the 19th century by institute president Francis Amasa Walker, while the department's Ph.D. program was introduced in 1941. It is one of the "big five" schools in the field along with the faculties at the University of Chicago, Harvard, Princeton and Stanford (these schools have consistently ranked as the top five schools in the country since graduate school rankings have been produced by USNews). The American Economics Association estimates that MIT and these peers produce half of all tenure track professors at US research universities.


  • Prominent faculty 1
  • Alumni 2
  • Nobel Laureates 3
  • Current Faculty 4
    • Professors 4.1
    • Associate Professors 4.2
    • Assistant Professors 4.3
    • Senior Lecturer 4.4
    • Professors Emeriti 4.5
  • Affiliated Faculty 5
  • Former Faculty 6
  • Notable alumni 7
  • External links 8

Prominent faculty


Nobel Laureates

Among the department's past and current faculty and alumni are several recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics:

Current Faculty


Associate Professors

  • Guido Lorenzoni
  • Benjamin Olken
  • Stephen P. Ryan

Assistant Professors

  • Dave Donaldson
  • Panle Jia
  • Mihai Manea
  • Anna Mikusheva
  • Parag Pathak
  • Juuso Toikka
  • Heidi Williams

Senior Lecturer

  • Sara Fisher Ellison

Professors Emeriti

Affiliated Faculty

Former Faculty

Notable alumni

External links

  • MIT Department of Economics website
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