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).

Economics Major Manual

Consult the Economics Department Manual (PDF) for more information about the major.

Download the Economics Department Manual

Courses You Might Take

ECO 495

Climate Change and COVID-19

This Senior Seminar is required of all seniors majoring in economics. Students demonstrate their abilities to engage in economic analyses using the tools developed in their intermediate-level courses by participating in colloquia on economic problems, theory, and policy. Exploiting the…

ECO 385



This course will build on students' understanding of statistics and basic econometrics to develop further the empirical model building skills they have acquired previously. The course will provide an overview of classical and modern approaches to forecasting in…

ECO 234

Latin American Economic Dev

B. Crandall

This course combines economic theory, policy and historical accounts to understand forces that have shaped Latin American economic development. You will gain an understanding of major theories and trends in Latin American development while obtaining the necessary tools to analyze…