The Economics Major and Minor Davidson

The skills and knowledge our students gain within the context of their liberal arts education prepare them for effective leadership in their future pursuits.

The economics major and minor are highly structured. Courses tend to build on the knowledge of economic methods, theory, and policy learned in prior courses. A major or minor in economics equips students with tools to pursue a variety of careers. The major is designated as STEM (CIP code 45.0603); the minor is designated as non-STEM (CIP code: 45.0601).

Courses You Might Take

ECO 205

Econometrics

Instructor
M. Foley, Stroup

Applications of linear regression analysis to economic analysis. Topics include model specification, parameter estimation, inference, and problems relating to data issues, statistical concerns, and model diagnostics. Statistical software is utilized. An economics research paper is a major…

ECO 202

Intermed Microeconomic Theory

Instructor
O'Keefe

Analysis of production and consumption activities of individual economic units. Areas of concentration include the theory of consumer behavior, cost analysis, production and distribution theory, market structure, game theory, general equilibrium, and welfare criteria.

Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement. …

ECO 101

Introductory Economics

Instructor
Cools, Kumar, O'Keefe, Ross

Theories and institutions that organize and direct economic activities in contemporary society. Covering both microeconomics and macroeconomics, prepares students for understanding domestic and international economic issues, and serves as a foundation for further work in…