The global economic environment has become increasingly complex and poses a myriad of new challenges for policy and data analysts and professionals in all fields. The ability to respond to rapid changes in this environment requires that leaders have a detailed understanding of the economic forces that affect economic outcomes. Careful economic policy analysis requires practitioners who can make use of the most current theoretical academic literature, as well as do empirical and econometric analysis using the latest approaches and methods.

The IDE program at Yale University is a one-year Masters program intended to help students build the necessary toolkit for embracing such obstacles in their future careers, whether as career practitioners and economic analysts, or to follow a path through the policy analysis field on their way to subsequent Ph.D work.

This site is to inform prospective students of the program, the university and life in New Haven. We encourage prospective students to also visit the website of the Yale Graduate School for more information on the application procedure, policies, living in New Haven and other Yale facilities that are all open to IDE Student.

Additionally, this site will provide current students with access to all information they need on a daily basis and the rich alumni network. In the last 62 years graduates have followed careers in all sectors of work. We encourage current students to reach out to alumni and benefit from their advice.


Lim Yong Long Yale IDE
September 29, 2017
After his time in IDE Lim Yong Long (IDE ‘12) joined the Land Transport Authority in Singapore, who funded his studies at Yale. During his time he, among many other courses,...
September 15, 2017
Bulgantuya Khurelbaatar (IDE'08) was recently named deputy minister of finance of Mongolia. After returning home after IDE, she first acquired managerial experience in the...
August 5, 2017
Namrata Kala (IDE’07) has been named Assistant Professor of Applied Economics at MIT Sloan School of Management where she joins fellow IDE graduate Tavneet Suri. Welcome to...
July 21, 2017
Susanna Berkouwer (IDE ‘2013) who is currently doing her PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics at Berkeley was interviewd by PBS on her work in Kenya. Susanna was  part...
June 20, 2017
VoxDev is a platform for economists, policymakers, practitioners, donors, the private sector and others interested in development to discuss key policy issues. The aim is to...