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

Students listening in an economics class.

Contact Info

Andrew Farrant
Associate Professor of Economics

Department coordinator:
Tammy Evelhoch
Department coordinator


Room 120, Althouse Hall
Mailing Address

Incoming Faculty: 

Robert Szarka

The Economics Department is pleased to announce that we will have a Visiting Assistant Professor for the Spring 2016 semester. Robert Szarka comes to us from the University of Connecticut (he is currently teaching at Roger Williams University, Gabelli School of Business). Rob’s research is primarily in the field of Political Economy, Industrial Organization, Labor, and Economics Education. Rob also has interests in Principles of Economics, Microeconomics, Writing in Economics, and History of Thought. Find more information about Rob. 

Upcoming Department Events:

Check back soon – Spring semester Guest Speakers are currently being finalized.