Economics Resources

Bard Resources

Albee Hall, home of the economics program

Career Resources

  • Placement Bard
    Economics alums are employed in a variety of organizations in the private sector, government and the non-profit sector. Alumni profiles are available at this link.
  • College Central Career Network
    Job search resources for Bard students maintained by the Career Development Office.
  • Fall Recruiting Consortium New York City
    Job interviews for students from a select group of colleges (Bard, Bowdoin, Swarthmore, Vassar, Sarah Lawrence, Wesleyan). For more information, contact the Career Development Office.

Graduate Programs

  • Graduate School Placement
    A large number of Bard economics graduates proceed to graduate programs in a variety of fields such as economics, environmental studies, development studies, public policy, law, business administration, marketing and finance. 

Dual-Degree Programs

Blithewood, home of the Levy Economics Institute
Bard College students majoring in economics or a related field (such as political science, finance, or math) have the option of taking part in a 3+2 program that leads to both an undergraduate liberal arts degree (B.A.) and the Levy MS degree in five years.
BS Economics and Finance. Bard students in any program outside of economics can add a B.S. degree in Economics and Finance to their B.A. degree in one additional year.
MS Environmental Policy; MS Climate Science and Policy. Bard undergraduates may proceed directly from three years of undergraduate study to one of the two-year master’s degree programs.
BS Financial Engineering; BS Operations Research; BS Engineering Management Systems. Bard students with a strong economics, math and science background can obtain a BA in Economics from Bard and a BS in the above fields from Columbia in five years.


  • Bard Center for Civic Engagement
    The center coordinates civil engagement opportunities that include the Trustee Leadership Project, the Bard Prison Initiative and other internship and local/international partnerships that provide a variety of opportunities to students.
  • Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York City
    Internships suitable for economics students are available through a large network of organizations in public policy, global development, public health, media and the financial sector. The full list of partner organization is available at the following link
  • Bard Urban Studies in New Orleans Program in New Orleans
    Summer academic and internship program in urbanism, ecology and social policy. Internships at a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations in community development, urban planning etc.

Study Abroad

Central European University

Budapest, Hungary

Bard sponsored semester abroad program for advanced undergraduates interested in Masters level courses in Economics. Financial aid available.

Global Collaborative Summer Program, Kyung-Hee University

Seoul, Korea

Summer program co-hosted with University of Pennsylvania. Coursework in development economics and political economy. Scholarships available to Bard students.

Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) Program

New York City

Semester and summer programs with coursework in international studies and internships related to international affairs, public policy and economics.

Other Study Abroad Opportunities

In addition to participating in Bard sponsored programs, economics majors study abroad at a variety of universities; recent examples include University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, London School of Economics (LSE), University of Bristol, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at University of London and Sorbonne, Paris.