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.
The United States is in an unprecedented period of rising inequality. This course begins by examining the history of inequality in the U.S. since the start of the twentieth century.
In this course, we study the role played by money, banking, and financial markets in the modern economy, with a particular emphasis on how financial intermediation facilitates exchange.
Much of urban economics focuses on the origin and development of cities, but in this course, we will study urban economics in the role of location/space in the decision-making of households and firms.