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.
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.