At Dickinson, economics majors learn to think creatively and deeply about some of the most important economic concerns facing the world today. There are two majors supported by the Department of Economics: economics and quantitative economics.

  • The 11-course economics major explores economics from a variety of traditional and nontraditional theoretical perspectives to address 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.
  • The 13-course quantitative economics major allows students to graduate with a STEM degree by focusing attention on econometric and mathematical modeling of economic issues. This program provides benefits for students interested in consulting, business and graduate programs. International students graduating with STEM-eligible degrees have the option of staying in the U.S. for three years after graduating.

Seven required courses in the two majors are common, and students have the option to choose which economics major they wish to pursue.

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 the short video "A Career in Economics ... It's Much More Than You Think," produced by the American Economic Association (AEA), available at the AEA w​e​b​s​i​t​e​ and on Vimeo.

Upcoming Department Events

FALL 2018 SEMESTER

Highly Recommended Economics/Quantitative Economics Majors and Potential Majors Meeting
October 30, 2018 | Location: Althouse 109
12:00-1:00 p.m.

A few of the topics to be covered are Spring 2019 courses, the Economics/Quantitative Economics majors, and studying abroad.

INCOMING FACULTY

The Department of Economics would like to announce that due to sabbaticals, we have the following visiting assistant professor scheduled for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters:

  1.  Danny Woodbury comes to us from the University of Kentucky, where he completed his Ph.D. in public policy and administration. Professor Woodbury’s research interests are primarily in the fields of public finance, political economy, fiscal federalism, insolvency, land policy and housing policy. He will be teaching Introduction to Microeconomics and Law and Economics in the fall semester.

Contact Info

Chair:
Steve Erfle
Professor of Intl Business & Management
erfle@dickinson.edu

Department coordinator:
Tammy Evelhoch
Department coordinator
evelhoct@dickinson.edu

Phone:
717-245-1381
Fax:
717-245-1854

Location:
Room 120, Althouse Hall
Mailing Address