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You’ll study with prize-winning faculty who continue to shape the field of economics and graduate with a deep understanding of the principles and fundamentals that govern business, well prepared to apply that knowledge to any job in any industry—throughout your career.

Choose Your Courses

To complete an MBA economics concentration, you’ll choose four economics courses to match your interests. Here are just a few of the options.

To see more economics courses, visit our course catalog and search by concentration area for your program of interest.

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Our Distinguished Faculty in This Area

Chicago Booth faculty are groundbreaking researchers who are recognized around the world for pioneering many of the economic concepts that govern business and public policy. They’re also dedicated teachers and mentors who will work closely with you to help you reach your goals.

Marianne Bertrand

Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar

Eric Budish

Steven G. Rothmeier Professor of Economics and Centel Foundation/Robert P. Reuss Faculty Scholar

Thomas Covert

Assistant Professor of Economics and Robert H. Topel Faculty Scholar

Robert H. Gertner

Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance; John Edwardson Faculty Director Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation

Richard Hornbeck

V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar

John Huizinga

Walter David "Bud" Fackler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Erik Hurst

Frank P. and Marianne R. Diassi Distinguished Service Professor of Economics; Deputy Director of the Becker Friedman Institute, and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow

Emir Kamenica

Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow

Anil Kashyap

Stevens Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Finance

Jacob Leshno

Assistant Professor of Economics and Robert H. Topel Faculty Scholar

Jack Mountjoy

Assistant Professor of Economics and Robert H. Topel Faculty Scholar

Brent Neiman

Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and William Ladany Faculty Scholar

Heather Sarsons

Neubauer Assistant Professor of Economics and Diane Swonk Faculty Fellow

Chad Syverson

George C. Tiao Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Robert H. Topel

Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

Spotlight on Research

Our economics faculty are conducting research that’s making significant contributions to the field. Chicago Booth Review frequently writes about their work.

When Students Are Matched to Schools, Who Wins?

Chicago Booth faculty, including Seth Zimmerman, Jacob Leshno, and Eric Budish, are exploring how matching markets, such as those used to assign students to public schools, can work more efficiently and equitably.

How Should Economics Shape Policy?

Chicago Booth and the University of Chicago’s Lars Peter Hansen and Kevin M. Murphy discuss the challenges of translating academic research into policy advice.

Learn from Industry Experts

Faculty members at Booth are connected to some of the most important leaders across industry. Our faculty regularly invite these leading practitioners and influencers to speak to students in the Booth classroom, providing you with greater access to learn, network, and grow.

Our Research Centers

Chicago Booth economics students have access to several interdisciplinary centers that fund research, host workshops and conferences, and foster a strong research community.

The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics
A hub for cutting-edge analysis and research across the entire University of Chicago economics community, the BFI offers a variety of opportunities for students, including internships and research assistantships.

Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State
Dedicated to examining issues at the intersection of politics and the economy, the Stigler Center supports research in the political, economic, and cultural obstacles to better working markets.


Beyond the Classroom

Develop new skills, meet new people, and build a dynamic global network. As an MBA student in economics at Booth, you’ll have many opportunities to get involved in research centers, student groups, competitions, and other activities.

Participate in a Competition

Test your theories and gain valuable experience in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions on campus and around the globe.

Explore Part-Time Groups

Pursue your interests and expand your network by joining a student-led group for Part-Time MBA students.

Join Us for Economic Outlook

This annual event provides a forum for our pathbreaking thought leaders to confront the future, evaluate emerging trends, and share key insights that help reframe our understanding of the world to come.