Our Undergraduate major, one taught almost exclusively by regular full-time professorial faculty, is a U.S. government designated STEM degree that graduates over 500 students a year who move on to a wide range of career paths. Our PhD program includes nine distinct seminar series and additional lunch-time seminars.
Our faculty interests lie in applications to public policy (such as globalization, migration, the environment, poverty and inequality, education, and macroeconomics) as well as microeconomic theory, behavioral economics, economic history and econometrics. Several faculty are leaders in various U.C. Davis multidisciplinary programs, including the Global Migration Center, the Center for Poverty and Inequality Research, and the Davis Energy Economics Program. Many faculty are research affiliates of the Boston-based National Bureau of Economic Research.
We are located in northern California, close to the state capital Sacramento, and in reasonable proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area and to Lake Tahoe.