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.


September 19, 2018
Nick Tsivanidis (IDE ‘10) will join UC Berkeley Haas School of Business as Assistant Professor in Fall 2019. Currently he is the International Economics Fellow at Dartmouth...
September 17, 2018
IDE Alumni Krishna Ramesh (IDE ‘17) returned to campus last Friday and visited the current IDE Class of 2019. Krishna came to campus to represent his current employer...
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September 13, 2018
Iti Bhargava (IDE’19) worked as Research Associate at J-PAL South Asia on three randomized evaluations in labor markets and the education sector before coming to Yale. This...
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...
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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...