Economics Resources

Economics Resources
Albee Hall, home of the economics program

Bard Resources

Stevenson library
Bard Library Economics Resources 
Bard library provides access to EconLit, JSTOR, Business Source Premier and other research tools. Students can also borrow materials from the Levy Economics Institute's economics research library and the ConnectNY consortium of libraries. Contact Bill Walker (, the economics librarian, for more information.

Levy Economics Scholarship
Each year, four-year scholarships covering up to full tuition are available to academically outstanding high school seniors committed to majoring in economics during their undergraduate studies. Applicants must write a short statement (no more than one page) describing their interest in the field. This statement should be submitted directly to the Office of Admission by January 1. A student receiving a Levy Economics Scholarship must major in economics, maintain a B+ (3.3) grade average, and earn at least 32 credits per year. Contact Financial Aid Office ( for more information.

Levy Economics Institute at Bard College
The Levy institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization located on the Bard campus. The institute is also the home to a Masters program in economic theory and policy (that has a 3+2 arrangement with the undergraduate program). Seminars and conferences held at the institute and its research library collection is open to Bard students. Many of the program faculty have research positions at the institute, and several undergraduate classes are held at the Blithewood mansion, the home of the Levy institute.

Program Moodle Site (for faculty and students only)
Forums on courses, program requirements, internships, summer programs, graduate school, career opportunities, moderation and senior Projects. All majors are required to enroll. Contact Sanjay DeSilva for enrollment key.

Career Resources

Students attending an alumni career panel at Morningstar, World Trade Center, NYC,  Sept 26, 2017
Careers after Bard
Economics alums are employed in a variety of organizations in the private sector, government and the non-profit sector. Alumni networks play an active role in placing students in internships and careers. In Sept 2017, the Career Development Office (CDO) organized a career advising panel at Morningstar, World Trade Center, NYC at which several recent economics alumni shared their experiences (see left for photo) Contact Maureen Aurigemma ( at CDO for more information on career resources. 

Fall Recruiting Consortium New York City
Job interviews for students from a select group of colleges (Bard, Connecticut College, Swarthmore, Wesleyan, William and Mary). 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. 
Recent graduate school placement information

Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester
MBA Early Leaders Initiative. Bard students are eligible for direct admission to the MBA program and special scholarship opportunities.

Dual-Degree Programs

Blithewood, home of the Levy Economics Institute
Levy Institute Masters 3+2 Program 
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.

Bard 4-1 Dual Degree Program in Economics and Finance
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.

Bard Center for Environmental Policy - 3+2 Program
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.

Columbia University School of Engineering - 3+2 Program
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. 

Study Away

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 by 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.