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.

FALL 2015 - Registration Advising (April 6 - 17, 2015)

These hours will replace the weekly advising hours from April 6-17, 2015..

Location: 1001A* IAB (*Note the change in room from 1006A)

Monday, April 6                              1:30pm – 5:30pm               Elliott Ash
Tuesday, April 7                             10am – 2pm                        Elliott Ash
Wednesday, April 8                       9am – 11:30am                  Daniel Villar
Thursday, April 9                           2:30pm – 5pm                     Daniel Villar

Monday, April 13                            9am – 12pm                        Daniel Villar
Wednesday, April 15                     2pm – 4pm                          Daniel Villar
Thursday, April 16                         3pm – 7pm                           Elliott Ash
Friday, April 17                               2pm – 6pm                           Elliott Ash

SPRING 2015 - Weekly Advising Hours:

Location: 1006A IAB

  • Mondays        10 am - 12 pm       
  • Tuesdays      10 am - 12 pm 
Weekly advising hours end after the last day of classes, but students may still send their queries to


Students who cannot make it to 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.