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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: econ-advising@columbia.edu.

Students with questions about major requirementscourse selection and schedulingprogress 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 economic advisor in person.  Students must bring a copy of his/her transcript, a completed check list, and any written approvals for transfer credits.

Fall 2019 Change of Program Period (Sept 3 - Sept 13)

* Please note that the below hours replace the weekly advising hours.*

September 3 – 6, 2019

Tues.:   10am – 12pm  (1006A IAB)
pm  –  4pm  (1006 IAB)

Wed.:     9am  –  1pm   (1006A IAB)

Thurs.:   9am  –  1pm  (1006A IAB)
                4pm  –  6pm  (1015 IAB)

Fri.:       10am – 12pm  (1001B IAB)

September 9 – 13, 2019: 

Mon.:      1pm – 5pm  (1006A IAB)

Tues.:      1pm – 2:30pm  (1006A IAB)
                 4pm – 6:30pm  (1006A IAB)

Wed.:    10am – 12pm  (1006A IAB)
                 2pm  –  4pm  (1006A IAB)

:  12pm  –  4pm  (1006A IAB)

Regular WEEKLY Advising Hours

Wed.:   10am – 12pm  (1006A IAB)

Thurs.: 11am  –  1pm  (1006A IAB)

Advising by Email


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 approval 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 skg21@columbia.edu.   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 online.

Data TA Office Hours (Fall 2019)

Thursday5:30 – 7:30pm  1027 IAB

1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)
Mail Code 3308  
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)

Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.