Letter from the Chair

Welcome to the Economics Division of Columbia Business School!

A solid understanding of economics constitutes the intellectual foundation for making sound business decisions. Our faculty teaches students how to think about economic decisions in a structured and critical way, giving them the confidence to make strong business decisions. In addition to a micro-economic perspective, we also give students the tools to understand the global macro-economy in which their business operates: how it is today and how it is likely to evolve in the future.

The Economics division at Columbia Business School has an award-winning faculty, which includes a Nobel Prize winner, a winner of the Eileen Bennett Prize (awarded bi-annually to an outstanding female economist), a former member of the Federal Reserve Board, two Fellows of the Econometric Society, and several editors of leading economics journals. Our faculty have received numerous teaching awards in recent years for both the core course on 'managerial economics' and the core course on 'global economic environment.'

For an overview of the electives offered by the Economics Division, please click here

Wouter Dessein
Eli Ginzberg Professor of Finance and Economics
Chair of Economics Division