Ph.D. in Economics

2019 Ph.D. cohort

The Economics Department

The graduate program coordinator/advisor, the graduate director, and the graduate committee administer the economics graduate program.  If students have questions or concerns about university/program administration, policy, processes, or degree progress, the following people would be the appropriate contacts:

Meenoo Kohli, graduate programs coordinator

Suzi Burkhardt, graduate programs adviser

Ajay Shenoy, Ph.D. program director

In addition to policy matters, the graduate committee is responsible for awarding funds for presentations at scholarly meetings, funds for summer field work, and nominations for fellowships.

For issues related to academic and professional development, courses, academic milestones, etc., students should contact their faculty advisor. 

Graduate Offices and Mailboxes

Graduate students have assigned office space located in Engineering 2. Each student is issued an office key from the graduate program coordinator.

Graduate mailboxes are located in the graduate lounge, room 410. Be sure to check your mailbox frequently, as important announcements are placed in the mailboxes. No personal mail should be delivered here. Mail sent to campus should be addressed to:

Economics Department
Engineering 2
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Graduate Web Sites and Email

Graduate student web sites and email can be found on the economics web site at

Students are responsible for managing their own web site.  Students may have their personal web site linked on the department web site.  For more information on personal pages:

Graduate Computer Facilities

The graduate student computer room is located in E2, room 434.  There is also a copy machine/printer/scanner across the hallway.

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