As a graduate student in Umass Amherst’s Department of Economics, you’ll join a community committed to innovation in economic theory, to improvement in economic life, and to being an open environment for critical intellectual inquiry. The close-knit doctoral program gives you a sophisticated and critical grounding in economic analysis so you can contribute creatively to research, teaching, and social policy. You can also work directly with faculty on research employing a variety of approaches to economics, including neoclassical, Marxist, institutionalist, feminist, and post-Keynesian approaches.