With the addition of leading researchers in economic theory, econometrics, economic development, and macroeconomics, the Economics Department at Penn State has improved dramatically in the last few years. A consequence is that students who receive a Ph.D. from Penn State and whose doctoral research is outstanding have access to positions at leading academic and research institutions. Our recent placement record confirms this. In the past two years, some of our Ph.D. students have obtained tenure track positions in the economics departments at Harvard, MIT and Cornell. Some have obtained positions in government agencies like the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Trade Commission. Others have joined well-known consulting firms.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission