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The M.S. in Economic Theory and Policy program is offered at the main campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, located on the eastern shore of the Hudson River 90 miles north of New York City. Students have full access to the College’s extensive facilities, including its state-of-the-art library and computer labs, as well as the library, archive, and reading rooms at Blithewood, the 19th-century riverfront mansion that houses the Levy Institute’s main research and conference facilities.


Students have access to two on-campus libraries, the primary of which is the Levy Economics Institute Library which boasts over 10,000 print volumes dedicated to economics, finance, and policy. Students also take advantage of the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library at Bard College, with 280,000 volumes and access to more than 4,000 journals in print and online (including EBSCOhost Premier and EconLit).


The Bard campus has more than 40 residential buildings for student housing. All have Internet access, common rooms, and kitchen and laundry facilities, and many have beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains. Most residence halls are co-ed, and roughly one-third of the rooms are single occupancy. Many Bard graduate students also choose to live off campus.


  • Matriculation Days
    Thursday, August 31, 2017 – Friday, September 1, 2017

  • Arrival Day for Returning Students
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

  • First Day of Classes
    Monday, September 4, 2017

The Levy Institute has published 1735 research publications to date.

Levy Publications

Oscar Valdes Viera, July 2017

Levy In the Media