At Dickinson, economics majors learn to think creatively and deeply about some of the most important economic concerns facing the world today.

Rather than study economics from a single perspective, as is the norm in American undergraduate education, Dickinson students learn to apply a variety of traditional and nontraditional theoretical perspectives to issues of economic efficiency, economic growth, social justice, power, individual freedom, discrimination, cultural values and environmental destruction. This unique approach provides students with the critical and analytical skills needed for careers in business, government, law and public service.

To get an idea of the ways people use economics for solving very human problems and the need to include a diverse set of voices in the discipline, please see this 9-minute video entitled "A career in Economics . . . it's much more than you think" produced by the American Economic Association (AEA), available at the AEA website and on Vimeo

Upcoming Department Spring Events:

Highly Recommended Economics Majors Meeting
March 22, 2018 | Location: Althouse 110
12:00-1:00 p.m.

This meeting will primarily focus on study abroad for economic majors. We will also discuss Fall 2018 course offerings. Econ Majors, and those considering majoring, are encouraged to attend.

Contact Info

Steve Erfle
Professor of Intl Business & Management

Department coordinator:
Tammy Evelhoch
Department coordinator


Room 120, Althouse Hall
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