Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Course Catalog

The information below is taken from the printed catalog the college produces each year. For more up to date information, including links to course websites, faculty homepages, reserve readings, and more, use the 'courses' or semester specific link to your left.11. An Introduction to Economics. A study of the central problem of scarcity and of the ways in which the U.S.

After Amherst

See information regarding Amherst College Economics Alumni and what they've been up to. Also, discover the Economics graduate program.


Singh Organizes, and Morales ’14 Presents at, First Liberal Arts Colleges Development Economics Conference

Prakarsh Singh, assistant professor of economics, served as the main organizer for the inaugural Liberal Arts Colleges Development Economics Conference (LAC-DEV). Held on the Amherst College campus on Oct. 4 and 5, LAC-DEV was the first conference in the U.S. designed specifically to bring together development economists based at top liberal arts colleges.

Brian Bethune Tracks Economic Ups and Downs

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Brian Bethune continues to be an authority that the media turn to as they gauge the ups and downs of the economy. He opined on the Federal Reserve’s possible attempts to stimulate economic growth here and the growth in service jobs here.

Economic Insights, on Deadline

By William Sweet

Economics Talk by Joseph Stiglitz '64 and Robert Johnson

Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz '64 and Robert Johnson of the Institute for New Economic Thinking discussed “Changing the Paradigm: The Challenge to the Economics Profession in the Aftermath of the Crisis and the Role of the Institute for New Economic Thinking,” on October 14, 2010. Watch video below.

On Their Honor

A Loss of Faith

Its Strength Is Its Weakness