Monthly Archives: May 2015

Congratulations to BU’s Class of 2015 Economics graduates!

Please celebrate the students who earned 482 Boston University degrees in Economics at Commencement over the weekend. This year the program contained:

22 Ph.D. recipients

155 Master’s degree recipients (MA, MAPE, MAEP, MAGDE MA/MBA, BA/MA)

305 BA recipients (including BA/MA)

This represents a total of 482 degrees! Up from 463 in 2014.

These numbers undercount the total for the year since it may exclude students who graduated in January 2014 and chose not to appear at Commencement.

The number of graduate degree recipients (177) is down from last year when we had 234.

Last year (2014) there were 17 PhDs, 207 Master’s degree recipients, and 256 BA recipients.

Altogether 19 Ph.D. students obtained jobs this year (versus 23 last year). This is an undercount since some obtained jobs directly. To see the Ph.D. placements visit the web site linked here.

The department’s  website now lists 40 regular faculty (up two) with titles of assistant, associate or full professors, a number which matches 2012.

Congratulations to all!