Professors Diefenbach (Interim Chair), Konz, Mathews; Associate Professor Bell; Assistant Professors Kim, Lawlor, Ma, Mahoney
The major in Economics is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge necessary to understand the economic process within society. The department’s objective is to provide students with an educational experience that results in greater intellectual capacity and prepares them for successful careers. Central to achieving this objective is close faculty-student interaction in and out of the classroom.
The faculty has a wide range of strengths and interests, including monetary economics and finance, environmental economics, international economics, resource economics, the new institutional economics, experimental economics, behavioral economics, ethical issues in economics, the economics of poverty, economic development, economic history, history of economic thought, and women’s studies and the role of women in the economy. This diversity of interests allows the department to help students prepare for employment or studies at the graduate level by creating a course of study consistent with their interests and career goals.