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 society’s use of the natural environment as a component of production and consumption.
Survey the recent wave of financial globalization and assess both its merits and potential risks, and examine increased rate of economic growth as a powerful tool in alleviating poverty.
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.