• Jan Kregel, director of the Levy Economics Institute M.S. in Economic Theory and Policy, speaking at the Hyman P. Minsky Conference in Berlin, Germany, November 2012
  • Distinguished Faculty

    The M.S. program draws on the expertise of the Levy Economics Institute's global network of researchers. MORE >>
  • U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) speaking at the 23rd Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference in Washington, D.C., April 2014
  • Jason Furman, chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, speaking at the 23th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference in Washington, D.C., April 2014
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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

An Innovative Program

The Master of Science program emphasizes theoretical and empirical aspects of economic 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 Levy M.S. program draws on the expertise of an extensive network of scholars at the Levy Economics Institute, an independent, nonprofit think tank with more than 25 years' experience in 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.