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 Fall Events:

Incoming Faculty:

The Economics Department would like to announce that due to sabbaticals, we have three Visiting Assistant Professors scheduled for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters:

  1. Ishraq Ahmed comes to us from Southern Illinois University, where he completed his Ph.D. in Economics. Professor Ahmed’s research interests are primarily in the field of development economics, welfare economics and regional economics. He will be teaching Money & Banking and Development Economics in the Fall semester. More information about Professor Ahmed.
  2. Sohani Fatehin comes to us from Georgia State University, where she completed her Ph.D. in Economics. Professor Fatehin’s research interests are primarily applied microeconomics, time series econometrics, public economics and health economics. She will be teaching Introduction to Microeconomics in the Fall semester. More information about Professor Fatehin.
  3. Doug MacKenzie received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and he has taught at a number of schools, most recently Carroll College. Professor MacKenzie’s research interests are economic cycles, stagflation, hiring and uncertainty, and social dividends. He will be teaching Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Economic History in the Fall semester.

Please check back for updates.

Contact Info

Steve Erfle
Professor of Intl Business & Management

Department coordinator:
Tammy Evelhoch
Department coordinator


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