Economics
Offered by the Economics department.

Economics provides a framework for answering questions which center on issues of production and distribution. It provides a way for us to understand the implications of many important events reported daily by the news media.

In studying economics, you will hone your writing and speaking skills; gain experience in problem solving; and learn how to sort through and analyze the welter of confusing data that the complex global economy generates. You will use some of the latest computer technology not only to gather but also to analyze information. You will have the opportunity to study how global economic forces affect your lives and your career options, and how these forces interact with social structures and cultural norms to affect men and women differently. You will gain a valuable perspective to help you learn from your job and internship experiences.

The skills you develop studying economics will prepare you for many different careers from the business world, to government, to finance, to the not-for-profit sector. Studying economics in a liberal arts setting gives you the flexibility necessary to be successful in the uncertain and fast-paced world of tomorrow. It will prepare you to become an active and critical member of society who can contribute to our nation’s well-being.

Students can also gain an Economics minor in the following areas: the United States Economy, International Economics, Political Economy, or Economic Theory.

Programs

Faculty

Lord Andzie-Quainoo

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Phoebe Chan

Associate Professor of Economics

James Freeman

Associate Professor of Economics, Coordinator for African, African American, Diaspora Studies

John Alexander Gildea

Professor of Economics

Rochelle (Shelly) Leibowitz

Professor of Mathematics

John Miller

Professor of Economics

Russell Williams

Associate Professor of Economics; Chair, Department of Economics

Brenda Wyss

Associate Professor of Economics; Coordinator of Development Studies

Internships

Emmanuel Noi Omaboe II

2021, Economics

Keefe Family Foundation Work and Learning Fellows Endowment

Faculty-led Trip: "Innovation and Social Change in Emerging Economies", Accra, Ghana

This experience positively impacted my career development because it taught me how to work better with people in groups and impact the lives of others.

Oluwadamilola Olubusi

2020, Economics

Caroline C. Edwards '70 Current Use Internship Fund

Prestige Style Fashion, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Prestige gave me the opportunity to work in a diverse and dynamic environment and the space to work creatively, as well as make impactful connections.

Yajing Zhang

2020, Economics, Mathematics

Keefe Family Foundation Work and Learning Fellows Endowment

Ernst & Young, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China

This experience made me more prepared for the accounting field, and gave me some direction about what I want to do in the future.

John Giberti

2020, Business and Management, Economics

Stephen E. and Carol M. Canter '66 Endowed Fund for Experiential Learning

Prospect Hill Winery, Lebanon, ME

This experience allowed me to draw upon my knowledge of business and to use what I learned in my biology courses. This internship gave me great insight into what it takes to run a small business.

Troy Duffy

2021, Business and Management, Economics

Caroline C. Edwards '70 Current Use Internship Fund

Shea and Co. CPAs Inc., Honolulu, HI

This internship helped me to realize that accounting is the right field for me, and that cautiousness and patience are keys to success.

Daniela Cruz

2020, Economics

1986 Navigator Fund

Instituto Técnico Progresivo, San Jose, Costa Rica

I worked with a business involved with the government of Costa Rica, and I was able to directly apply what I learned in my economic development class to a real-life experience.

Outcomes

98% of Economics majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

98%
of Economics majors

Recent Graduates


Sample First Jobs

  • Annuities Sales Associate, Prudential Financial
  • Associate Business Analyst, BNY Mellon
  • Associate Investment Consultant, CreditEase Wealth Management
  • Financial Analyst, American Airlines
  • Hedge Fund Services, J.P. Morgan


Sample Graduate Schools

  • Columbia University
  • Fordham University
  • Simmons College
  • Tufts University
  • University of Connecting

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 75% for the classes of 2014-2018