About Us

"The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists." - Joan Robinson

Economics is a social science that studies how the structure of institutions and behavior of groups and individuals generate patterns in the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. What gets made? Who has to make it? Who gets to consume it? Who profits? Our department is committed to looking at these questions from different perspectives and understanding economic activity within its historical, cultural, ecological and social environment. More information about our Bachelor of Science degree and new Master of Arts program can be found in the For Students section.


Geert Dhondt. 646-557-4845. gdhondt@jjay.cuny.edu. 524 West 59th Street, Room 336-13 Haaren Hall

Economics Major/Minor Adviser
Jay Hamilton. 212-237-8093. jhamilton@jjay.cuny.edu. 524 West 59th Street, Room 336-14 Haaren Hall

Academic Program Manager
Rita Taveras. 646-557-4835. rtaveras@jjay.cuny.edu. 524 West 59th Street, Room 336-06 Haaren Hall

Graduate Program Director
Ian Seda-Irizarry. 212-393-6425. iseda@jjay.cuny.edu. 524 West 59th Street, Room 336-17 Haaren Hall

Omicron Delta Epsilon Faculty Advisor
Christian Parenti. 212-646-4441. cparenti@jjay.cuny.edu. 524 West 59th Street, Room 336-18 Haaren Hall

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Haaren Hall, Room 336