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.
Explore how the interplay of institutions and the broader sociopolitical culture affect the production of reliable, high quality statistics, as well as the relationships between statisticians and policy makers.
Examine the field of behavioral economics, which studies how individuals actually make decisions that may deviate from the way “rational actors” are modeled in terms of making decisions in classical economics.
Explore the economic importance of entrepreneurship, the roles entrepreneurs play in innovation, economic growth, and rising living standards, as well as determinants of entrepreneurial success.