Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of fall quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page. 

Current Students

This information is for current students in the Economics Ph.D. program. It includes links to the Graduate Handbook, Graduate Studies homepage, a sampling of our graduate job placements, descriptions of awards, job openings, past preliminary exams, and criteria used for departmental aid ranking for teaching assistants, work study and nonresident tuition fellowships.

Graduate Handbook

Current and prior Graduate Handbooks. The Graduate Student Handbook presents a detailed list of requirements for the Ph.D. degree and the milestones of satisfactory progress. If you are a continuing student and want to consult an older version of the graduate handbook choose the appropriate year

Beaumont Award

The Ray Beaumont Memorial Award is given annually to the most deserving fourth- or fifth-year graduate student. The recipient is determined by secret ballot with all current graduate students, faculty and staff entitled to one vote.

Economist Job Openings

The American Economic Association's JOE (Job Openings for Economists) website is a comprehensive listing of openings in the economics job market.

Office of Graduate Studies

UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies

Mentoring Guidelines

The UC Davis Graduate Council has outlined mentoring roles to guide the relationship between faculty members and graduate students.

Past Preliminary Exams

Past Graduate Preliminary Exams with Answer Keys