From Disciplinary Excellence to Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Students and faculty in political science and economics pursue research with real-world impact. Their new home in the Perelman Center will encourage collaboration on questions that matter.

Political science at Penn is distinctive for its faculty—who produce scholarship in the diverse subfields and methodologies that define the discipline and who contribute to public dialogue and policy debate—as well as its rapidly expanding undergraduate program and invigorated doctoral program.

The Penn economics department—dedicated to applying cutting-edge theoretical, computational and empirical methods to answer questions of general economic research and policy interest—is consistently ranked among the top in the country. Its faculty are leaders in advancing economic science and its graduates serve as chief economists and noted academics, nationally and internationally.

The Perelman Center will allow us to succeed in our goal of integrating knowledge in these important social science and policy endeavors to a much greater degree…than any other university.

Rogers Smith

Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science