Economics is the study of how society uses its scarce resources. The goal of the department is to promote an understanding of economic aspects of society and to develop each student's ability to reason about economic issues - that is, to provide a basis for intelligent, responsible participation in modern society. The major is comprised of eight, four credit Economics classes with accompanying course work in History and Mathematics. View more information about the major.


Professor's lecture at the University of Manchester will be live-streamed on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

Professor Rob Jensen (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) will be visiting Grinnell Nov. 1–2. There are two public events scheduled over his visit. On Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 4:30, Jensen will present his research “Information, Demand, and the Growth of Firms: Evidence from a Natural...