The Department of Economics helps students understand economic behavior and how the economy creates wealth and contributes to well-being. Students can study international economies, economic development and growth, labor markets, industries and businesses, financial markets, monetary economics, public policy, environmental economics and other important topics.
Why study economics? These students can tell you why.
Economics teaches people how to ask good questions.
Graduates find success in their post-college academic and professional careers - including work in business, finance, government, public policy, law and academia. For students interested in pursuing opportunities in management and finance, law and policy, international development, or graduate studies in economics go to the Academic and Career Advising section.
An undergraduate research seminar and project helps students gain valuable skills in understanding economic problems and in preparing and presenting high quality research using careful analysis and quantitative tools.
An active intellectual life both on and off campus through the Clemens Lecture Series, departmental seminars and participation in conferences.