Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Summer Session 2021, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page.  We anticipate a return to campus for Fall 2021.

Area of specialization

In the online admission application, I am asked to describe area of specialization. To what does this refer?

If you already have specialized areas of interest in economics that you would like to list or discuss, that question gives you the opportunity to do so, in 350 words or fewer. If you do not yet have any specialized areas of interest in Economics that is OK, and you can leave that part blank. The Graduate Handbook lists specialty areas within the Ph.D. program.