The Department of Business Economics and Public Policy trains doctoral students in the application of microeconomic and econometric analysis to business strategy and economic and public policy issues. We offer an individually tailored program that develops the required skills to conduct research and teach at highly ranked business schools and economics departments. Department faculty have published in the profession's most respected academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, Management Science, RAND Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies.
Doctoral students can choose to major or minor in business economics. All students with a business economics major also choose a minor from one of the functional fields of business, such as finance, marketing, or strategic management, and are expected to integrate their economics research with these fields.