Economics

Opportunity

The Economics Student Education Personal Committee (SEPC) helps the department coordinate activities for Economics majors and other interested students. The SEPC plans information sessions about the major as well as social opportunities for students to interact, including Pub...

Building

Carnegie Hall, 1210 Park Street, is located north of Herrick Chapel. Dedicated June 13, 1905, the building is in modified Classical form with a low hipped roof, impressive cornice with dentils, red-brick walls, and quoins outlining window areas. The middle section of the facade...

Landing Page

Welcome to the Economics major. On this page, students can find information on the requirements of the major, a description and schedule of current and upcoming Economics courses offerings, and frequently asked questions about the major. Major Description and Requirements To...
Keep in touch! We invite you to submit your name, contact information, and any news you'd like to share with the Economics Department. Please include a graduating year. Some Grinnell Graduates Pursuing Graduate Work Isaac Garcia Molina '12 (Economics; John Hopkins) Klevi Xhaxho...
Resources for students at Grinnell Academic Resource centers at Grinnell… DASIL: http://new.grinnell.edu/academics/arc/data-inquiry-labWriting lab: http://new.grinnell.edu/academics/arc/writing-labReading lab: http://new.grinnell.edu/academics/arc/reading-labLibrary (front page...
Department: Education School Year: 2012-2013 Student majors within the program elect a Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) every year that assists in the faculty hiring and review process and in planning extracurricular activities, such as visiting lecturers and student...

News Item

For her class Making History: 1968, Diane Lenertz ’15 visited the Grinnell College archives. She looked at some of the underground newspapers and other student publications from the late 1960s and early 1970s, and also some of the FBI documents about the College. “I thought it...
The tech industry is dominated by deliberately misspelled products like Google and Imgur. Three Grinnellians have just joined the world of high tech language mangling with a mobile app to keep your conversations private. “I wanted to send a message to a friend, but I didn’t want...
The Center for Careers, Life, and Service is developing a recruiting relationship with Cambridge Associates LLC, a privately held independent consulting firm. The firm, headquartered in Arlington, Va., provides consulting and investment oversight services to more than 900...
  Thirty years ago China was an impoverished state with a limited role in global affairs; today it is the world’s second largest economy, and forecast to overtake the United States’ leading position in three years. With four of the top ten banks by market capitalization and the...
  Thirty years ago China was an impoverished state with a limited role in global affairs; today it is the world’s second largest economy, and forecast to overtake the United States’ leading position in three years. With four of the top ten banks by market capitalization and the...
Two courses of students and faculty participated in international field trips during winter break 2013. Kathy Jacobson and Peter Jacobson, associate professors of biology, traveled with students from their Namib Desert Ecology course. Students in Korea's Economic Development...
Two courses of students and faculty participated in international field trips during winter break 2013. Kathy Jacobson and Peter Jacobson, associate professors of biology, traveled with students from their Namib Desert Ecology course. Students in Korea's Economic Development...
Jon Cohen ’14 describes the path he took to his independent major in Middle Eastern studies as a happy accident. When he arrived at Grinnell, Cohen knew he wanted to do something related to the social sciences and learn a new language. He took Arabic and tried out political...
Jon Cohen ’14 describes the path he took to his independent major in Middle Eastern studies as a happy accident. When he arrived at Grinnell, Cohen knew he wanted to do something related to the social sciences and learn a new language. He took Arabic and tried out political...
Gilbert DeBartolo worked with Professor Robert Haveman to write a paper that subsequently was published in the American Economic Review. Gilbert viewed that experience of doing mentored original research as one of the highlights of his Grinnell career. After his untimely death,...
Gilbert DeBartolo worked with Professor Robert Haveman to write a paper that subsequently was published in the American Economic Review. Gilbert viewed that experience of doing mentored original research as one of the highlights of his Grinnell career. After his untimely death,...
The Horn-Theophilus Award was established by the Class of 1951 to recognize and pay tribute to two of its members, Willard Horn and David Theophilus, who died in action as Marine Corps officers during the Korean War. The Class of 1951 honors the service of these two economics...
The Horn-Theophilus Award was established by the Class of 1951 to recognize and pay tribute to two of its members, Willard Horn and David Theophilus, who died in action as Marine Corps officers during the Korean War. The Class of 1951 honors the service of these two economics...
William D. Ferguson Professor of Economics Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics The chair was created in 1963 by Gertrude Bishop Phillips (’09) Austin and Charles Burgess Austin, who was Instructor in Economics at Grinnell in 1910 and 1911. The previous holder of the chair...
William D. Ferguson Professor of Economics Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics The chair was created in 1963 by Gertrude Bishop Phillips (’09) Austin and Charles Burgess Austin, who was Instructor in Economics at Grinnell in 1910 and 1911. The previous holder of the chair...

Group Info

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,...
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,...

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