Cornell University

Economic and Financial Policy

MPA Fellows concentrating in Economic and Financial Policy tailor coursework and master skills to explore ways in which public policy affects economic and financial decision making, and vice versa. Students may study these policy issues at the level of international organizations, federal/state/local government, non-governmental organizations or the private sector. MPA students can draw on the broad CIPA faculty strength in this area, and further identify a public affairs focus such as (1) economic policy, public economics and public finance, (2) finance and financial policy, and (3) international economics.

Representative Economic and Financial Policy Coursework

PADM 5755: Infrastructure Financing

PADM 5410: Nonprofit Finance and Management

PAM 5070: Behavioral Economics and Policy

PAM 5440: Regulating Financial Institutions

PAM 5170: Market Regulation and Public Policy

NBA 5240: Macroeconomics and International Trade

*Consult the Course Guide for a more comprehensive list of course offerings.

Representative Economic and Financial Policy Employers (Full Time & Internships)


Bank of China

Boulder Institute of Microfinance



Empire State Development

JP Morgan Chase


New York City Economic Development Corporation

New York City Office of Management and Budget


US Office of Management and Budget

Representative Economic and Financial Policy Occupational Titles

Director, Strategy and Business Development

Financial Analyst

Management Analyst

Operations Manager

Senior Consultant

Senior Financial Analyst

For more information on opportunities through our Economic and Financial Policy Concentration:

Reza Watts, Bank of America

Capstone Project: Mesoamerica