Faculty Advising

Economics faculty; Photograph taken prior to COVID-19. UCSC is following all CDC guidelines.

The department has Faculty Directors for each of its graduate programs as well as a staff advisor.

Graduate Program Contact Email
Staff Graduate Advisor Meenoo Kohli econ_grad_coor@ucsc.edu
M.S. in applied economics and finance, faculty director Galina Hale gbhale@ucsc.edu
Ph.D. in economics, faculty director Ajay Shenoy azshenoy@ucsc.edu








The Economics Department is working on a hybrid schedule over summer. Please contact us to arrange a virtual or in-person meeting.

These individuals are responsible for resolving all matters related to the economics department's graduate programs, including the following:

  • Admissions into the graduate programs
  • Satisfaction of degree requirements
  • Financial Aid Awards
  • Curricular matters

Once a graduate student has determined their specific area of interest/study, typically they select the faculty member whose research closely matches their interest. Faculty conduct research in many varied areas and the staff advisor or the program director can help students decide who the appropriate faculty might be. At the beginning of each academic year, the department conducts an orientation for each graduate program track. Students are strongly encouraged to contact the staff advisor for information specific to their needs.