Levy Economics Institute Master of Science
in Economic Theory and Policy

Contact Us

Jan Kregel
Jan Kregel, Director

Levy Economics Institute
Master of Science in
Economic Theory and Policy
Phone: 845-758-7713
E-mail: kregel@levy.org

Azfar Khan 
Graduate Recruiter
Phone: 845-758-7776
E-mail: levyms@bard.edu


The Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy is an innovative two-year degree program that draws on the extensive research and policy expertise of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College.

An Innovative Program

An Innovative Program
The program emphasizes theoretical and empirical aspects of policy analysis through specialization in one of five Levy Institute research areas: Macroeconomic Theory, Policy, and Modeling; Monetary Policy and Financial Structure; Distribution of Income, Wealth, and Well-being; Gender Equality and Time Poverty; and Employment and Labor Markets.

The Master of Science program draws on the expertise of an extensive network of scholars at the Levy Economics Institute, a policy research think tank with more than 25 years of economic theory and public policy research. During the two-year M.S. program, students are required to participate in a graduate research practicum carried out by Levy Institute scholars and faculty. Undergraduates in economics or related fields have an opportunity, through a 3+2 program, to earn both a B.A. and the M.S. in five years.

Information Sessions

We host regular online and offline information sessions, to join one of these sessions please click here at any of times designated below. Attending one of the sessions will make you eligible to receive an application fee waiver. 

Tuesday, November 5 at 5 p.m.: Co-hosted with Ajit Zacharias, research focus: Distribution of Income and Wealth

Saturday, December 6 at 12 p.m.: Co-hosted with Program Director Jan Kregel, research focus: Monetary Policy and Financial Structure

Wednesday, January 7 at 5 p.m.: Co-hosted with Michalis Nikiforos, research focus: Macroecnomic Theory and Modelling