Economics

Why does the health care market perform poorly? Does the minimum wage help unskilled workers?  Does free trade make countries richer or poorer? Why have some countries been slow to develop?  What are the best policies for reducing carbon emissions? Why is income inequality increasing in the U.S.? Economists attempt to answer these kinds of questions by developing models of human behavior and by analyzing real world data.

The Economics Faculty varies by age, experience, and background. With six nationalities represented among our faculty, we are truly an international faculty with a global perspective. What we share in common is a commitment to sharing our passion for economics and providing an exceptional educational experience for students. We hope students are drawn to economics because of their curiosity about understanding economic phenomena and an interest in the foremost policy issues of the day. Through the study of economics, students will acquire analytical skills, critical thinking skills and quantitative skills that are highly valued in today’s workplace. Economics majors go on to have successful careers in industry, finance, consulting, the law, public policy and education.

 

News

Health Care Reform Expert to Speak in Gailor on Monday, March 10
November 21, 2014
John A. Graves, C'03 is assistant professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he holds appointments in the Department of Health Policy and the Department of Medicine.
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Sewanee Economists to Give Papers at the SEA
November 19, 2014
Five Sewanee economists are participating in the Southern Economics Association meetings.
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Summer 2014 China Program Informational Meeting
February 27, 2014
For those students who might be interested, there will be a China Program informational meeting on Wednesday, March 5, 5-6pm. The meeting will be held in Walsh-Ellett 308.
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