Faculty Profile

Tricia Hawks

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics (2012)

Contact Information

hawkst@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room G18
717.245.2548801

Bio

Education

  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1992
  • M.A., University of Connecticut, 1996
  • Ph.D., 2002

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

ECON 111 Intro to Microeconomics
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon consumer demand and upon the output and pricing decisions of business firms. The implications of actions taken by these decision-makers, operating within various market structures, upon the allocation of resources and the distribution of income are examined. Special attention is given to the sociopolitical environment within which economic decisions are made. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.

ECON 111 Intro to Microeconomics
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon consumer demand and upon the output and pricing decisions of business firms. The implications of actions taken by these decision-makers, operating within various market structures, upon the allocation of resources and the distribution of income are examined. Special attention is given to the sociopolitical environment within which economic decisions are made. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.

ECON 228 Economic Analysis of Policy

PMGT 228 Economic Analysis of Policy
Cross-listed with LAWP 228-01.

LAWP 228 Economic Analysis of Policy
Cross-listed with PMGT 228-01.

Spring 2015

ECON 112 Intro to Macroeconomics
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon national output, employment, and price levels. The monetary and financial system is explored together with problems of economic stability. Monetary and fiscal policy procedures are analyzed and evaluated in light of the current economic climate. Special attention is given to the historical development of major economic institutions.Prerequisite: 111.This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.

ECON 228 Economic Analysis of Policy
This course introduces the basic economic techniques used in the analysis of public policy and applies these techniques to a variety of social problems and policies. The economic techniques taught include the analysis of market failure, benefit-cost analysis, and economic impact analysis. Applied topics vary, but are likely to include education and job training, public assistance, transportation policy, and environmental protection. Prerequisite: 111 or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.