All Columbia undergraduates are welcome to speak with the advisors during their regular advising hours (listed below) regarding the economics major or economics courses.  You do not need to be a declared major in economics to speak with the advisors.  You may also email them at:

Students with questions about major requirements, course selection and scheduling, progress in the major/concentration, and other general matters about the major or concentration may either attend the in-person advising hours, or send email to the address below.


April 8th - 17th, 2014

Location: see specifically designated rooms

Tues, Apr 8:           
9am - 10.30am          1006A IAB
10:30- 1:00pm            1001B
2:00 - 6:00pm              1001B

Wed, Apr 9             9am - 1pm     1001A
Fri, Apr 11               10am - 2pm    1001B

Tues, Apr 15             2pm - 6pm     1001B
Wed, Apr 16             9pm - 11am    1001A
Thurs, Apr 17           9pm - 1pm      1006A
Fri, Apr 18                 10am - 2pm    1001B


SPRING 2014 - Weekly Advising Hours (excluding 4/7/14-4/18/14) :

Location: 1006A IAB

  • Mondays        2 pm - 4 pm       
  • Tuesdays      3 pm - 5 pm 


There is no “in-person” advising during the summer, but questions may still be sent to the above email address.
Students who cannot make it to any of the above listed advising hours may email their questions to econ-advising.

Transfer credit information
Transfer credit information is posted on the Department's Transfer credit Information page:

Do not send transfer credit questions to econ-advising - please read the information detailed in the above webpage.

Study Abroad Transfer Credits
Dr. Sunil Gulati is the study abroad advisor, and he can be contacted by email at   Students who wish to apply economics courses from study abroad programs towards the economics major or concentration must first consult with Dr. Gulati prior to taking the course(s).  Dr. Gulati will assess the course(s) and give preliminary and final approval.  Only courses that are given final approval will be applied towards the economics major or concentration.

Faculty Advisors
Faculty advisors are available only during the academic year.  Students may request a personal faculty advisor to discuss academic or career goals. Faculty advisors will not discuss major requirements - that is the role of the graduate student advisors. Faculty advisors will discuss course selection to meet intellectual goals and interests, as well as career or research options. If you plan on attending a PhD program in economics or pursuing economics research after graduation, then it is recommended that you request a faculty advisor.  To request a faculty advisor, please complete the Faculty Advisor Request form (pdf) in the fall (2012), and deposit it in the mailbox of Susan Elmes in 1022 IAB.