QC Economics
We emphasize top level research and quality teaching. Our faculty come from leading graduate schools and have published in some of the top journals in economics. The last few years have been particularly exciting as we have increased our hiring and expanded our course offerings.

We offer a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and a Masters of Science in Risk Management. Students who have graduated from these programs have gone on to distinguish themselves in business, elite graduate and law schools, and government service.

You can access some of our working papers on RePEc.

Congratulations to all of our graduates!

Introducing our Newest Faculty Members:

Julen Esteban-Pretel
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Associate Professor Julen Esteban-Pretel is a Macro economist with interests in Labor economics. Julen obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at New York University and his B.A. from the University of Valencia. He began his professional career at the Univerestiy of Tokyo - the Harvard of Japan - where he was one of the first non-Japanese nationals to be hired. He became associate professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), also in Tokyo. GRIPS is one of the leading graduate schools in Asia. Julen is an expert on the Japanese economy and he has published widely Macroeconomics journals.

Nuria Rodriguez-Planas
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Associate Profess Nuria Rodriguez-Planas received her Ph.D. in Economics in 1999 from Boston University. Since then she has held positions at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. She joins us from the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) one of the leading think tanks in economics. Nuria has also worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Mathematica Policy Research and the Brookings Institution. Nuria's research is on the effects of government policies designed to improve educational and labor markets outcomes for the disadvantaged. She also studies gender issues and migration. Nuria has published in some of the top journals in economics. Her research has also attracted attention in policy circles and popular discussions. She edits a journal that she will bring to Queens.

Suleyman Taspinar
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Assistant Professor Suleyman Taspinar comes to us with a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center. Queens is his first position. Suleyman has a BA from Bilkent University - widely seen as the best university in the Middle East. He specializes in econometrics - the application of statistical methods to economics. Unusual among graduate students, he has published in leading field journals. As a graduate student, Suleyman taught at Queens where he received some of the highest ratings in the department. He will teach undergraduate economics and the graduate program in risk management.