History

The Department of Economics at USP currently has about a thousand undergraduate students and graduate students who enjoy the privilege of having access to a full university infrastructure. 

Another advantage is counting on full-fledged faculty members - more than 70 teachers holding a doctorate degree, most of them having earned their academic degrees abroad - ready to enhance the learning experience and unfold knowledge within the school.   

The outstanding level of both the faculty members and students has always afforded the Economics Course an excellent assessment by specialized publications, having its graduation course scored 7 (out of 7) in the triennial assessment of CAPES.

Created in 1964, the Graduate Program in Economics of FEA/USP offers a sound and pluralistic academic education, ensured by the breadth and diversity of its faculty members. In addition to the state -of -the -art standing of its several theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches, the Program emphasizes the analysis of the development of economic ideas. The Master´s Course aims at providing students with distinguished training in Economic Theory and Quantitative Methods, enabling them to understand and to develop cutting-edge academic research.

The Program relies on faculty members whose interests of research span multifarious fields and whose publications feature in leading specialized journals. Among the areas of research, one should mention (in alphabetical order): Economic Development, Econometrics, Agricultural Economics, Education Economics, Environment Economics, International Economics, Regional and Urban Economics, Health Economics, Labor Economics, Finance, Economic History , History of Economic Thought, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Economic Sociology and Theory of Games.