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.


July 12, 2018
IDE students work in a variety of different fields after their time at Yale. Most students launch their international career by working either in governmental or...
Picture of Myanmar irrigated pasture land
March 16, 2018
Hiroaki Imai (IDE ‘18) is writing his term paper in Advanced Development Economics on an irrigation project in Myanmar. Hiroaki is trying to investigate to what extend...
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February 27, 2018
Stafan Hut (IDE’13) studies changes in diet quality among migrants to learn how changes in the environment affect dietary choice. Using detailed household level panel data on...
February 26, 2018
We are proud to announce that Céline Zipfel (IDE’11) was nominated by her department for the LSE Class Teacher Award and received nominations from students for the LSESU...
January 12, 2018
Nick Tsivanidis (IDE ‘10) has been invited by the Economic Department to present his work on The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Urban Transit Networks: Evidence from...