Economics

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.

Economics Faculty Explore Inclusivity in Undergraduate Economics

In January Amherst College economics faculty members participated in the workshop "Enhancing Inclusivity in Economics at Liberal Arts Colleges" in Philadelphia. Since 2015 economists from eighteen liberal arts colleges including Amherst have been looking at ways of increasing the diversity of economics majors.