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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, housed within the Economic Growth Center and the Department of Economics, 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 Students.

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 65 years, graduates have followed careers in all sectors of work. We encourage current students to reach out to alumni and benefit from their advice.


A Group of IDE Alumni pose in front of the entrance to the Economic Growth Center
March 29, 2021
The Yale Economic Growth Center and IDE Masters Program will host a multi-day forum for students, affiliates, and alumni of IDE and Yale Economics to...
World Bank Headquarters
March 17, 2021
IDE Students and Alumni are welcome to join a conversation with former World Bank Chief Economist, Yale Professor Penny Goldberg: Led by IDE ‘08 Alum...
September 8, 2020
To answer the many questions we get about the new policies of the Yale Graduate School for Fall 2020 we direct you directly to the Yale GSAS website...
March 27, 2020
IDE courses have, in accordance with Yale’s policy, moved to online-only classes. It is something new for all of us but we are happy to see...
December 5, 2019
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) recently released its annual Global Humanitarian Overview, the world’s...