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.

Contact Info

Anthony Underwood
Associate Professor of Economics

Department coordinator:
Tammy Evelhoch
Department coordinator


Room 120, Althouse Hall
Mailing Address



Highly Recommended Informational Session and Mixer for ECON and QECN Majors and those interested in these majors. October 17 | Location: Althouse 201 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. This meeting will primarily focus on our majors and the benefits of majoring in these programs.


The Economics Department would like to announce that due to sabbaticals, we have the following Visiting Assistant Professors scheduled for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters:

  1. Behzod Ahundjanov comes to us from Texas Tech University, where he is scheduled to complete his Ph.D. in Economics by May 2019. Professor Ahundjanov's research interests are primarily Applied Microeconomics, Industrial Organization and Environmental Economics. He will be teaching Introduction to Microeconomics and Sports Economics in the Fall semester.
  2. Kara Riesing comes to us from the University of Kentucky, where she is scheduled to complete her Ph.D. in Economics by Spring 2019. Professor Riesing's research interests are primarily Macroeconomics; Applied Econometrics and Public Economics. She will be teaching Intermediate Macroeconomics and Economics of Disasters in the Fall semester.

Please check back for updates.