Every day people and societies make choices about how to improve their well-being. We analyze these decisions.

We teach students to apply data, empirical methods and economic theory to study real-world events. Nearly two-thirds of Amherst graduates have taken our introductory course. We are proud to count two Nobel laureates among our alumni.

Spring 19 Economics Drop-in Hours

The Department of Economics is holding Drop-in Hours this semester for students to meet with student TAs and review Intro, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Econometrics. Sun-Wed 7-9PM in Nicholson Commons (Converse 306).