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Economics and Quantitative Economics



Economics and Quantitative Economics

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

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.

Quantitative Economics

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. International students graduating with STEM-eligible degrees have the option of staying in the U.S. for three years after graduating.

Contact Info

Department Co-Chairs

Emily MarshallAssociate Professor of Economics and Data Analytics
David ComminsProfessor of History

Department coordinator

Shane GleasonDepartment coordinator

Phone

717-245-1381

Fax

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Location

Room 120, Althouse Hall Mailing Address

Department Features



Student Outcomes

Where Our Students Go From Here

Jobs

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ernst & Young
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Vanguard
  • Citibank
  • Epic Systems
  • HSBC Global Markets Sales & Trading
  • Seagate Technology
  • U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.
  • Wedbush Securities

Graduate Schools

  • American University
  • Boston University 
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Miami University (Ohio)
  • Michigan State University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Maryland
  • Yale University
Where Our Students Have Interned
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • An Phat Holdings
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Cumberland County Courthouse
  • Deloitte-Vietnam
  • Global Vision International (GVI)
  • Investure
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • SPG Capital
  • Verisk Analytics
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • York County Economic Alliance

Student Perspective

"I chose Dickinson because I wanted a college where I could continue my athletic career, while being in an environment where I was also challenged academically. Dickinson was the perfect place for me to fill both of those needs. Also, the extensive study-abroad opportunities really set Dickinson apart from other liberal-arts colleges."

— Shane Mundorf ’25 


Department News

Graduate Story: Andrew Hyde

Graduate Story: Andrew Hyde '81, The Stimson Center

Andrew Hyde ’81 pioneered the use of pre-AI and AI technologies in diplomacy and national and global policy. Discover his journey from an undergrad to a high-level expert and thought leader.

Graduate Story: Ellis Tucci

Graduate Story: Ellis Tucci '20, Saturn Interactive

Former economics major Ellis Tucci '20 shares creativity and artistic talent as an independent video game developer.

Real Estate Finance & Investments Class Mixes With Alums in the Field

Real Estate Finance & Investments Class Mixes With Alums in the Field

On the heels of an incredible funding round for their new business, Ben Catanese ’00 and T.J. Doyle ’00 visit Dickinson to advise and network with students.

Economics and Quantitative Economics Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2024

Economics and Quantitative Economics Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2024

Quantitative economics majors secure jobs at Pew Research Center, Bank of Nova Scotia, Naval Supply Systems Command and more.

Egbers Leads Red Devils Through Pivotal Season

Egbers Leads Red Devils Through Pivotal Season

From the moment he first stepped onto the football field at age 7, Presley Egbers ’24 knew he had found his sport.

Student-Faculty Research Dives Into Local Businesses and Post-COVID Challenges 

Student-Faculty Research Dives Into Local Businesses and Post-COVID Challenges 

A Dickinson-Carlisle research project sends students into the community to learn about business issues and the people experiencing them.