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.

Graduation Checks: Students who would like to check his/her requirements for graduation must consult with an economics advisor in person.  Students must bring a copy of his/her transcript, a completed check list, and any written approvals for transfer credits.

SPRING 2018 - Advising Hours:

     Location: 1006A IAB

January 16 - 19, 2018:

Tuesday: 4:00-6:00pmT

Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00pm, 2:00-4:00pm

Thursday: 2:00-4:00pm, 5:00-7:00pm

Friday: 1:00-4:00pm, 5:00-7:00pm


January 22 - 26, 2018:

Monday: 4:00-6:00pm

Tuesday: 1:30-5:30pm

Wednesday: 12:00-2:00pm, 4:00-6:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am-4:00pm

WEEKLY Advising Hours

Location: 1006A IAB

  • Mondays:  2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 12:00pm-2:00pm


The weekly advising hours are replaced by expanded hours the week before and during registration and the change of program periods.
Weekly advising hours end after the last day of classes, but students may still send their queries to


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

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.

NOTE: Students must obtain departmental apporval for all transfer courses to apply towards any of the economics requirements.

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 (for Declared Majors only)

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), and deposit it in the mailbox of Susan Elmes in 1022 IAB.

Data TA Office Hours (Spring 2018)

Monday: 4:15pm-6:15pm Lehman Group Study 1