The Department of Economics provides a dynamic research environment in which faculty members and distinguished visitors conduct both applied and theoretical research in all areas of economics. The department is actively involved in the international academic job market to hire its junior and senior faculty.
The core mission of the department is to conduct first-rate research in economics and to follow the best practices of the international scientific community.
Its faculty includes Fellows of the Econometric Society, past presidents of the European Economic Association, editors and members of the editorial boards of leading journals in Economics, recipients of competitive grands (e.g., by the European Research Council and the National Science Foundation), and winners of prestigious awards and fellowships, such as the Y. Jahnsson award by the European Economic Association or the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.
Some members of the department act as consultants for international organizations, such as the IMF, the World Bank, the IDB, the United Nations, the European Commission and the European Central Bank, and are regular columnists in national and foreign newspapers.