The Department of Economics offers a wide variety of courses with focuses such as economic development, international trade and finance, macroeconomics, game theory, finance, environmental economics, econometrics, industrial organization, labor markets, race and gender, and health services. Within a flexible program of practical relevance, Swarthmore's economics curriculum emphasizes analytical rigor, the use and interpretation of statistical evidence, and the development of sustained written arguments. Students develop a portable set of skills, making the economics major a pathway to a rich array of careers in business, law, journalism, public policy, government, and academics. The economics curriculum is structured so that students achieve the following goals: learn and apply models and tools for analyzing economic processes, decisions, and institutions; analyze and evaluate public policy; and think critically about the outcomes of public and private economic institutions and systems domestically and globally.

Learn more on the Economics Department website and in the College Catalog.


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