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.
Study the central problem of scarcity and how micro- and macroeconomic systems allocate scarce resources among competing ends and apportion goods produced among people.
A seminar in international macroeconomics, with an emphasis on emerging market economies. Topics covered will include financial globalization, banking and currency crises, exchange rate regimes, dollarization, and institutions and governance.
Examine the literature on well-being in both micro- and macroeconomic contexts, and examine your own consumption decisions and your beliefs about the attainment of happiness.
Prof. Katharine Sims is the co-author with Prof. Jennifer M.Alix-Garcia (University of Wisconsin-Madison) of "Parks versus PES: Evaluating direct and incentive-based land conservation in Mexico" in the November 2017 issue of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.