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.

Declaring an Economics Major Remotely

For Spring 2021 all economics major declarations will be processed remotely. If you plan to declare please visit the Google Form linked below to learn about the required documents and complete the form to begin the major declaration process.

Please Note: You do not need to seek the signature of the department chair - that will be handled by the ADC while processing your declaration.